Unusual Symptoms of TBI
If you have been involved in a serious a serious accident and suffered a head injury, it is important to seek medical assessment. Traumatic brain injuries are often difficult to detect and may result in the sufferer displaying unusual symptoms. Knowing what to look for could save your or a loved one’s life.
Some of the symptoms of TBI are subtle in the beginning, only increasing in severity as the brain swells or bleeds. The cognitive effects of a TBI may express as odd or uncharacteristic behaviors or mental lapses.
Cognitive Impairment & Personality Changes
If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury, cognitive impairment and changes in personality may indicate a TBI. Confusion, changes in mood, memory loss and no recollection of the period before or after an accident are all causes for concern. People who have suffered a TBI may also become tired or get lost easily. If the injured party is displaying these behaviors, a visit to the ER for medical attention is warranted right away.
Other symptoms of a possible TBI include frequent and persistent headaches as well as persistent neck pain. You may have visited the ER immediately after your accident and were given the all-clear. However, if you weren’t expressing symptoms at the time, it does not necessarily mean you haven’t suffered a TBI. A second opinion, based on current symptoms, will help establish whether you are experiencing a TBI.
Depending on the severity of a TBI, you may need continuous treatment that will come at a cost. To protect yourself and help ensure treatment is affordable, you may want to consider pursuing a personal injury claim to cover things like medical expenses, lost wages and lost potential earnings. If another party was liable for the accident that resulted in you suffering a TBI, seeking fair compensation is your right.
Posted on behalf of Thomas Rowsey, Attorneys at Law