Symptoms of a Deeper Issue
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be caused by various accidents and events, including car crashes, sports-related injuries, falls, and even violent assaults. They are considered one of the most severe types of injury because they can cause long-term physical and cognitive impairments. It is essential to understand the different types of traumatic brain injuries that can occur to diagnose and treat them properly. This blog will discuss the various types of TBIs and their symptoms and treatments.
Concussions are one of the most common types of TBIs. They are often caused by a direct blow to the head, such as in sports-related injuries and car accidents. Symptoms of a concussion include headache, confusion, dizziness and balance issues, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, slurred speech, memory problems, ringing in the ears, and sensitivity to light or sound. Treatment for a concussion typically includes rest, avoiding activities that require concentration or exertion, and taking medications to manage symptoms such as pain.
Contusions are bruises on the brain caused by a direct blow to the head. Symptoms of a contusion include headache, confusion, changes in behavior and energy level, nausea and vomiting, seizures, drowsiness, blurred vision, and difficulty speaking. Treatment typically involves surgery to remove the damaged tissue and medication to prevent swelling in the brain.
Hemorrhages, also known as a brain bleed, are another type of TBI that results from a direct blow to the head. Hemorrhages can be classified into four types: subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, epidural hematoma, and subdural hematoma. Symptoms of a hemorrhage can include headache, confusion, changes in behavior and energy level, dizziness or balance issues, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, slurred speech, memory problems, ringing in the ears, and sensitivity to light or sound. Treatment for a hemorrhage typically involves surgery to stop the bleeding and medications to reduce pressure in the brain.
Reach Out to a Personal Injury Attorney
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and fight for maximum compensation. At Ayala, Morgan & Buzzard, we fight for our clients' rights and work tirelessly to obtain the compensation our clients deserve.
Learn more about how we can help with your case or schedule a case review by calling our office at (925) 744-8869 or visiting our website.