BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSIS
Brain injuries are very common among accident related injuries. It is important, therefore, to be able to understand and recognize how doctors diagnose them, and how you can help yourself from a legal perspective and speed your recovery. Your brain injury is not your fault, and although you may not be able to do everything you once did, you are still you, and deserve the best possible representation and care possible.
CAUSES OF BRAIN INJURIES
Most often, brain injury symptoms appear shortly after the injury occurs. A brain injury is caused by an impact to the brain that affects normal brain function, such as a blow to the head or a quick jolt. Brain injuries can often be caused by motor-vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, assaults, sports, and other types of accidents. There are different categories of brain injuries, and levels of seriousness, which often depends on the type and extent of accident.
BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS
Brain injuries may include, for instance, such symptoms as numbness, excessive drowsiness, slurred speech, headaches, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, confusion, or nausea. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention if you have not already done so. Also, it is not uncommon for brain injury symptoms to take some time to appear, or to notice. Even if some rather lengthy period of time has passed since the accident, you should consult your family doctor or a professional if you are experiencing any symptoms.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
There are several methods doctors will use to diagnose a brain injury and assess the extent of the brain injury. For instance, they may use the Glasgow Coma Scale Test, Imaging Tests such as a CT and MRI scan, along with examining a brain injured victim through questioning and other simple tests.
Brain injuries are generally not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to treatment. There are many ways to help treat brain injuries, and it depends on the individual, and the extent of injury. Brain injury treatment can include simple rest and medication, or in most severe cases; surgery. Treatment, rehabilitation, therapy and assisted care, can be very expensive. There may be various avenues to have these costs covered by insurance or recuperated by the party responsible for your injury.
YOU BE ABLE TO SUE
If some other party is responsible for the accident that has caused your brain injury, that person may be held liable for damages. While brain injuries may take some time to fully diagnose, it is important to visit a lawyer at your earliest opportunity to make sure you don’t jeopardize your chances at a successful lawsuit. If you believe you are suffering from brain injury symptoms, or have been diagnosed already with a brain injury, you should seek medical attention immediately, if you have not already done so, and then consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Please contact our law office for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.
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