A fall, a car crash or a sports injury can happen to just about anyone in Louisiana, causing them to suffer a traumatic brain injury. A moderate to severe traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that can affect a person physically and cognitively. The following is an overview of the symptoms of a TBI.
Physical symptoms of a severe TBI
A severe TBI can affect a person in a number of ways. A person with a severe TBI may lose consciousness or may be unable to wake up if they are asleep. They have an increasingly worsening headache. They may feel nauseous or vomit. They may experience convulsions or seizures. One or more of their pupils may be dilated. They may have a clear fluid draining from their nose or ears. Their extremities may be weak or numb, and they may become uncoordinated.
Cognitive symptoms of a severe TBI
A severe TBI can also affect a person cognitively. A person with a severe TBI may be extremely confused. They may be agitated or combative. They may slur their speech. They may even fall into a coma.
TBIs are serious injuries
As this shows, a severe TBI can have a significant impact on a person’s health and well-being. TBIs may not manifest themselves immediately, so if you suffer a blow to the head it is important to seek medical attention. If your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may also want to determine what steps to take to pursue compensation for your damages. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. Our webpage on traumatic brain injuries may be a useful resource.