Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”), including concussions can be difficult to detect, with symptoms arising after the traumatic event that are often overlooked. Contrary to common belief, traumatic brain injuries do not require being knocked unconscious. While some of the most severe TBI are detectable through radiographic studies, many are not. Diagnoses of the majority of TBIs requires interpretation of clinical symptoms by well-trained healthcare providers specializing in TBIs.

Accordingly, brain injuries are sometimes considered a silent epidemic because the injuries are often invisible and have been historically poorly understood in our society. Brain injury cases are not as cut and dry as standard accidents with broken bones and injuries that are easily observable. Some cases occur where brain injury is mild, and the victim appears to be fine on the surface. In other cases, brain injury is severe enough to require around-the-clock care.

There are many potential signs and symptoms of a head injury. If you or a loved one experience any of the following after a traumatic event, seek medical attention right away, then contact Workman Law & Litigation:

• Persistent Headaches
• Light Sensitivity
• Memory Loss
• Difficulty Concentrating
• Sudden Mood Changes
• Nausea
• Vision Disturbances; and
• Temporary Loss of Consciousness