What are some of the symptoms caused by a TBI?

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild to severe. A person with a mild TBI does not have to lose consciousness. According to the Brain Injury Association Of Maryland, other TBI symptoms include the following:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Sleep changes
  • Behavioral or mood changes
  • Memory, concentration and thinking problems.

If you have hit your head, first seek out medical attention. If the injury was caused by someone else's negligence, consult a qualified personal injury attorney. The Brain Injury Association Of Maryland recommends that you look for a headache that gets worse or will not go away. Someone may also have convulsions or seizures or vomiting or nausea. It is important to make sure the person is seen before they go to sleep, as it is often difficult to wake someone who has had a TBI. A person's eyes may be dilated in one or both pupils, their speech may be slurred and they may have weakness or numbness in the extremities. If someone experiences a loss of coordination, increased confusion or is otherwise "out of sorts" after a head injury, consult a medical professional.