Awareness of symptoms and proper medical treatment can keep a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) from becoming more severe. A call to Dolan Connly, P.C. can bring families who are dealing with life-altering brain injuries peace of mind.
The brain may be the ultimate multitasker, capable of making thousands of decisions a day. It helps us walk, talk, think, and learn things, all while processing an almost unfathomable amount of information; 11 million bits of information a second. By contrast, our conscious minds can only deal with a mere 40 to 50 bits per second.
But for all the brain’s amazing power, it is also very fragile. If your head is jolted, bumped, or hit, the result could be a traumatic brain injury affecting how the brain works.
How do you know if someone has a TBI or concussion? Here are some of the symptoms according to the CDC. Nausea or vomiting soon after being hurt is a physical symptom of a TBI. Other symptoms include headaches, being bothered by light or noise, and dizziness or balance problems. Brain injuries can affect sleeping habits. Sleeping less or more, and having trouble falling asleep are also symptoms.
Someone who has sustained a TBI or concussion could have difficulty with their ability to think and concentrate. Often, they feel groggy, tired or lack energy. TBI sufferers can experience short or long-term memory problems. And, these types of injuries also affect a sufferer’s emotional state making someone more anxious, irritable or sadder than usual.
Recovery from a mild concussion can often take place at home within weeks or months. Those who suffer moderate to severe TBIs may not be so lucky. Headaches that will not go away, slurred speech and unusual behaviors are among the warning signs the CDC flags for seeking emergency medical care.
Moderate and severe TBIs can be life-altering. Unfortunately, the sufferer often requires therapy and long term care that can be expensive, as well as stressful for family members wondering how they’ll handle that financial burden. It can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to begin.
Calling Dolan Connly, P.C. can help. We are here to support our clients and help them navigate the difficult path of a traumatic brain injury. We will hold any responsible parties accountable for the damages they have caused. If you have any questions about how Dolan Connly, P.C. can help someone who sustained a traumatic brain injury, or any other personal injury matter, please don’t hesitate to reach out and talk with our team of experienced attorneys.