Before reading the rest of this, please remember that only a licensed and experienced medical care professional can diagnose a brain injury. A brain injury can occur as a result of an automobile accident or any other kind of personal injury, especially if you have struck your head or have been violently jolted.
Please contact our office immediately if you or someone you love may have suffered a brain injury. In addition you must seek medical care. If you don't have a doctor we will make recommendations to you. Brain injuries do not get better by themselves and can be highly dangerous. A traumatic brain injury can lead to long lasting, irreparable, debilitating disability. Additionally, if you do not seek immediate medical attention the other side will use that to argue that you were not injured as a result of the incident that caused your injury.
Have You Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury In California?
Please discuss all your symptoms with your doctor and inform him of the accident you were just involved in. If you have struck your head, have ringing in your ears, bleeding or fluid seeping out of your ears, headaches, loss of memory or any other unusual symptoms please seek emergency care.
Our legal team will work with your doctor as well as our expert witnesses to establish your legal claim against the insurance companies. You may believe that brain injury is something that occurs only as a result of a high speed and violent collision, but this is not true. Research has shown that even low speed car accidents can cause brain injury. If you have any suspicious symptoms seek medical care immediately to rule out possible brain injury.
Brain injury can occur with a blow to the head, but can also occur without one. If you are thrown about violently the brain itself can hit the inside of your skull, causing bruising, bleeding, tearing or swelling.
A mild brain injury may not be readily apparent immediately after an accident, yet can still cause a person long lasting disabilities. If you have lost consciousness, even briefly, make sure to see a doctor immediately and notify him or her of this fact.
If a child was involved in a vehicle collision or was in any way involved in an accident where they hit their head or were jolted please seek medical care for that child. Small children have trouble articulating their symptoms, may not be aware of what has happened to them, and may not recognize their own injuries.
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Brain Injury Study from National Institute of Health on Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury, also called acquired Brain Injury or simply head injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Brain Injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a Brain Injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild Brain Injury may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild Brain Injury include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe Brain Injury may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Anyone with signs of moderate or severe Brain Injury should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an individual with Brain Injury and focus on preventing further injury. Primary concerns include insuring proper oxygen supply to the brain and the rest of the body, maintaining adequate blood flow, and controlling blood pressure. Imaging tests help in determining the diagnosis and prognosis of a Brain Injury patient. Patients with mild to moderate injuries may receive skull and neck X-rays to check for bone fractures or spinal instability. For moderate to severe cases, the imaging test is a computed tomography (CT) scan. Moderately to severely injured patients receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatrist (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.
Approximately half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery to remove or repair hematoma (ruptured blood vessels) or contusions (bruised brain tissue). Disabilities resulting from a Brain Injury depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual. Some common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (expression and understanding), and behavior or mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness). More serious head injuries may result in stupor, an unresponsive state, but one in which an individual can be aroused briefly by a strong stimulus, such as sharp pain; coma, a state in which an individual is totally unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, and unarousable; vegetative state, in which an individual is unconscious and unaware of his or her surroundings, but continues to have a sleep-wake cycle and periods of alertness; and a persistent vegetative state (PVS), in which an individual stays in a vegetative state for more than a month.
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