Symptoms of Brain & Head Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability in the U.S. every year. According to the CDC, at least 5.3 million Americans require long-term care as a result of these injuries. Brain injury victims are often entitled to compensation and may want to seek out a catastrophic injury attorney who is experienced in traumatic brain injury cases.
At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., we have successfully litigated many brain injury lawsuits. Having recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, traumatic brain injury attorney Frank Eidson is committed to helping victims seek compensation for their injuries. During his 20 years of faithful service, our brain injury attorney has handled lawsuits involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents. To discuss your potential claim, contact our Orlando brain injury lawyer.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
There are a variety of symptoms that could indicate a traumatic brain injury. The symptoms are dependent on a number of factors, including the severity of the brain injury, and may be difficult to detect. A brain injury is considered “mild” when a person suffers loss of consciousness, confusion, and disorientation for a period shorter than 30 minutes. Symptoms of mild brain injuries include headaches, cognitive problems, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings, difficulty thinking, and frustration. Three-quarters of brain injuries are concussions or other mild forms of TBI.
A severe brain injury is one that results in a loss of consciousness lasting more than 30 minutes and a loss of memory lasting longer than 24 hours. Severe brain injuries can cause anything from the impairment of cognitive functions to comatose states. Severe brain injury victims may also experience decreased function in their extremities, abnormal speech, or emotional problems.
Among the more common traumatic brain injury symptoms are:
- Recurring headaches and neck pain that does not go away
- Difficulty with simple mental functions, (memory, decision making, concentration)
- Reduced speaking, reading, acting, and thinking ability
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Becoming easily confused or lost in familiar areas
- Drastic mood changes (becoming overly angry or depressed)
- Dizziness, light-headedness, and a lack of balance
- Being overly sensitive to lights and sounds
- Blurred vision or blindness
- A loss of sensory reception, such as smell
- Ringing in the ears
Many of these symptoms apply to children who have suffered a brain injury, as well as adults. However, small children are sometimes unable to fully comprehend and express their feelings to adults. If you have noticed a loved one displaying any of these symptoms, you should contact a health care provider immediately. If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, the attorney at our Orlando office can help. Proudly serving central Florida, Frank M. Eidson is dedicated to helping victims of catastrophic personal injuries obtain compensation from the liable parties.
Contact Our Orlando Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, please contact Orlando brain injury lawyer, Frank Eidson. For nearly 20 years, we have faithfully served the residents of Orlando. We have won substantial brain injury verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients and are prepared to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Schedule your free consultation and case evaluation today.