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What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

Severe accidents can happen on the job, while driving a motor vehicle or even on your evening run in Middleton, Wisconsin. In the blink of an eye, you could be suffering from a catastrophic injury. Time is of the essence in these cases, and getting treatment is essential.

Traumatic brain injury is a catastrophic injury that can completely alter your way of life. Any severe jolt or blow to the head can cause one. THis type of injury is also caused by the tearing or bruising of brain tissue when the skull is punctured.

Severity of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can be mild to severe, and symptoms will depend on the severity. Symptoms can appear immediately or up to a few weeks after experiencing the personal injury. They can have both psychological and physical effects.

Mild traumatic brain injuries

Mild injuries can be temporary or long-lasting. The typical symptoms of mild brain injury include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, fatigue and drowsiness
  • Speech problems, dizziness and headache
  • Loss of balance, blurred vision and ringing in ears
  • Light sensitivity and memory problems
  • Possible loss of consciousness for up to a few minutes after the incident

Moderate to severe brain injury

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can be long-lasting or even result in death. Severe brain injury symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Consistent headache, vomiting and convulsions
  • Loss of coordination
  • Clear fluid coming from the nose or ears

What to do

If you have been involved in or witnessed a serious accident, seeking medical attention immediately is imperative. A medical doctor can diagnose and begin treating a catastrophic injury. If someone’s negligence led to the accident that caused your brain injury, you may want to consult an attorney about your legal options.

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