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Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is any acquired brain injury that occurs when there is sudden trauma to the head which damages the brain. A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head makes contact with a solid object or an object pierces the skull and damages the brain tissue.

Whenever a head injury occurs, people treating the injured person should be on the lookout for symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. The symptoms experienced can vary based on the extent of the damage that occurred. A person who has a minor traumatic brain injury can remain conscious the entire time or may lose consciousness for a very short time. Other symptoms of a mild brain injury include confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, lightheadedness, or a headache. Other symptoms include a bad taste in the mouth, ringing in the ears, fatigue, lethargy, a change in sleeping patterns, memory issues, and even behavioral or mood changes.

Moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries involve the same symptoms as the mild cases. The more severe cases can have more advanced symptoms than the mild injuries exhibit. One symptom of a mild or severe brain injury is a headache that gets worse or does not go away. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting repeatedly, seizures, convulsions, an inability to wake up, dilated pupils, weakness and or numbness in the extremities, slurred speech, a loss of coordination, as well as increased confusion.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems for individuals if they are not caught and treated. Some are severe enough that a person can slip into a coma. Unfortunately, a lot of injuries cannot be treated with anything but time and then therapy. The treatment options for the consequences vary as well and are being developed all the time.

Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088 for the legal representation you need.

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