Symptoms and Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

BY STAG LIUZZA • May 8, 2018

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is always serious, even if you were told it was “mild”. The consequences can follow you for the rest of your life and the symptoms may not show up right away. Too often, emergency rooms send TBI victims home without thorough evaluation and the damage continues to progress. TBI can progress over the first 72 hours, from what seems like a harmless bump on the head to being fatal. Please, protect yourself by learning about the symptoms and common causes of TBI.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI can occur without loss of consciousness. You may not realize the seriousness of your injury and when it first happens, there may not be a whole lot going on that anyone would be able to notice. But reactions inside your brain can continue, furthering the damage, until it kills you. Not to mention that you may not notice your own symptoms because of the nature of TBI. Sometimes, symptoms are only noticed by an observer. Some of the common symptoms of TBI include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Slower thinking
  • Becoming more easily distracted
  • Problems with memory
  • Repeating oneself
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Seizures
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Changes in consciousness

Common Causes of TBI

TBI can happen with or without a blow to the head. Common causes of TBI include:

  • Car accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Falling from a height
  • Struck by falling object
  • Sports injuries, such as football injuries
  • Recreational sports accidents
  • Explosions, including those that happen at the workplace
  • Criminal attacks

If you or someone you love has suffered TBI anywhere in Louisiana, please call the experienced New Orleans brain injury attorneys of Stag Liuzza, LLC, at 504-593-9600 or email us right away to learn more about how we can help.

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