Common Health Problems After An Accident Could Be Serious Warnings

March 7th, 2016 · 2:56 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

As an attorney, I have had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of people in their time of need. Often times people are injured and hurting. Other times, people do not believe anything is wrong with them, so they do not get checked out by a doctor. Then, weeks later, they start showing symptoms of traumatic brain injury. explains that,

“Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is most often an acute event similar to other injuries. That is where the similarity between traumatic brain injury and other injuries ends. One moment the person is normal and the next moment life has abruptly changed.

In most other aspects, a traumatic brain injury is very different. Since our brain defines who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of our lives, including our personality. A brain injury is different from a broken limb or punctured lung. An injury in these areas limit the use of a specific part of your body, but your personality and mental abilities remain unchanged. Most often, these body structures heal and regain their previous function.

Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. Recovery is a functional recovery, based on mechanisms that remain uncertain. No two brain injuries are alike and the consequence of two similar injuries may be very different. Symptoms may appear right away or may not be present for days or weeks after the injury.

One of the consequences of brain injury is that the person often does not realize that a brain injury has occurred.”

Symptoms of TBI’s can vary from one person to another, but many of the symptoms are very similar. Some symptoms include:

Visual disturbances
Memory loss
Poor attention/concentration
Sleep disturbances
Dizziness/loss of balance
Irritability-emotional disturbances
Feelings of depression
Loss of smell
Sensitivity to light and sounds
Mood changes
Getting lost or confused
Slowness in thinking

These symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. They may be delayed days or weeks before they appear. The symptoms are often subtle and are often missed by the injured person, family and doctors.

If you have been injured and have noticed any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately. People think these are common results from an accident, but they could be the evidence of something much more serious: a traumatic brain injury.

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