Brain injuries are often severe and debilitating, causing life-altering, long-term effects in people. If you or your loved one’s injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be eligible for significant compensation for your damages. Contact the Lufkin brain injury attorneys of Mike Love & Associates, LLC law firm to discuss your case with a free consultation, and see how we can help you secure compensation.
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There are more than 5.3 million people in the US living with disabilities caused by brain injuries. Anytime a person receives a serious blow to the head, they are at risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Some of the main causes of brain injuries include:
We want to point out that concussions are considered mild brain injuries. They are most common in kids and teens who play sports. It is vital that coaches and staff ensure kids are properly evaluated and treated after any suspected head injury.
When we turn to data and studies available from the Mayo Clinic, we can see that there are various types of brain injuries that can occur. Typically, these can be broken down into mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries. It is important for any person who has sustained a blow to the head to be aware that the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent when the incident occurs. It is crucial to seek medical care as soon as possible so a health care professional can conduct an evaluation to determine whether or not a brain injury has occurred. Here we want to look at some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with each level of brain injury.
Mild traumatic brain injuries do not usually have long-lasting symptoms, and in many cases, these are concussions. However, these injuries are considered cumulative, meaning the damage can get worse if a person sustains a subsequent brain injury before the first one has a chance to heal. Some of the most common physical symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries include the following:
Additionally, a mild traumatic brain injury could cause some memory or concentration problems, mood changes, and feelings of depression or anxiousness.
Moderate to severe brain injuries can include any of the signs and symptoms that we mentioned above for moderate brain injuries. However, there may also be other symptoms that appear within the hours or days after the head injury occurs that could indicate more severe issues. Some of the physical symptoms of a moderate to severe brain injury include the following
Additionally, there may be various cognitive or mental symptoms associated with moderate to severe brain injuries. This can include profound confusion, slurred speech, combativeness or agitation, or even a coma.
The signs and symptoms of brain injuries in young children and infants may not be as easily noticeable. Children are often unable to communicate any sensory issues or pain they may be experiencing. You may observe the following signs or symptoms in a child who has sustained a traumatic brain injury:
It is crucial for parents and guardians to seek medical care if they suspect that their child has sustained a brain injury in any way. Delaying medical care could lead to permanent injuries or death.
Brain injuries are often devastating for victims and their families. If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury due to the negligent or careless actions of someone else, Mike Love & Associates, LLC are ready to step in on your behalf. We will thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need today, including: