How Do I Know If My Injury Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Whether you are experiencing symptoms after an injury or a loved one is noticing differences in your mood, behavior or physical function, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis so you can begin treating your injury.
Your Symptoms Will Tell The Tale
Not all head injuries are traumatic brain injuries. For example, hitting your head on the underside of a countertop will hurt and may result in external bleeding or swelling, but those are not signs that you have suffered a TBI. A TBI will be accompanied by a number of symptoms that are unique to this subset of brain injuries, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Mood swings
- Slurred speech
- Persistent headaches
Many of these symptoms are closely associated with mild TBI (headaches, dizziness) or severe TBI (coma, slurred speech). A general rule is that anyone who loses consciousness should seek a medical examination by a doctor with experience diagnosing and treating brain injuries. When it comes to your brain, it is far better to be safe than to be sorry.
Edelman & Edelman, P.C. Can Take Care Of The Rest
If your brain injury was caused by another person or a company’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, ongoing care, lost earnings and other damages. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can answer your questions, inform you about your legal options and pursue the full compensation you are entitled to for your past, current and future damages.