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Understanding traumatic brain injury and its symptoms

Posted on March 30, 2015 4:41 pm under Car Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain has been temporarily or irreparably damaged from trauma to the head. It could result from anything – a blast, an object penetrating the skull, a severe jolt to the head. In some cases, traumatic brain injury could result from vehicle-related accidents.

Symptoms of TBI vary depending on its severity. For mild TBI, changes in sensory perception might occur, such as tingling ears, blurred vision, and a bad taste in the mouth. The patient may also experience nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, loss of balance, and sometimes, a brief loss of consciousness.

Moderate to severe TBI, on the other hand, may cause more serious and even life-threatening symptoms, such as slurred speech, seizures, loss of coordination, unusual behavior, and coma. Regardless of being mild, moderate, or severe, a TBI is always a serious medical emergency that needs prompt medical attention.

A TBI caused by someone else’s recklessness on the road is physically, emotionally, and financially disastrous. To learn more about taking legal action after being involved in an injurious car accident caused by another party in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.