Brain injuries can lead to a variety of health complications for a victim. This is because of the critical role that the brain plays in the body. As the central organ of the nervous system, all voluntary and involuntary chemical signals to the body’s other organs, nerves, and muscle groups come from the brain. Stimuli to these nerves and muscles also cause them to transmit signals back to the brain for processing. An example of this is your involuntary reaction to touching a hot piece of metal – the nerves in your fingertips send a signal to your brain to jerk your hand away to avoid harm.
When the brain suffers an injury, your body processes can become impaired. The loss of certain bodily functions can come with extensive financial losses, sometimes leaving a victim unable to work again. When an individual suffers a brain injury because of another party’s negligence, he or she has the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.
Any time an individual suffers trauma to his or her head, he or she can potentially suffer from a brain injury. These injuries can be fairly mild, with symptoms like dizziness and confusion that resolve themselves with medical supervision and rest, or severe, requiring immediate medical intervention to prevent the patient from going into a coma, suffering from a permanent disability, or dying. Sometimes, patients suffer from permanent disabilities even when they receive appropriate medical care.
Brain injuries can occur as a result of any type of accident. Examples of accidents where an individual could sustain a brain injury include:
Brain injuries sustained in accidents are often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A common type of mild TBI is known as a concussion.
Traumatic brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible injuries” because they often do not have obvious symptoms. In fact, a victim suffering from a traumatic brain injury might appear and feel perfectly fine immediately after his or her accident. This is why you need to seek medical care in a timely manner following your accident – a doctor can determine the scope of your injury better than you can. Allowing a TBI to go untreated can cause you to suffer significant complications.
A few examples of TBI symptoms that can easily be overlooked include:
If you have suffered from a brain injury and want to seek compensation for your losses, work with brain injury attorney Thomas A. Morrissey. Thomas A. Morrissey understands the challenges you are facing as a brain injury victim and can help you get the money you deserve.
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