Suspect a brain injury? Know for sure with these signs
Brain injury is a serious matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly under any circumstances. Whether it’s a result of a road accident, sports injury, medical malpractice or workplace mishap, brain injury only gets worse with time if left untreated.
If you have had a hard fall and landed on your head, or the accident involves skull penetration, there are high chances that your brain might have taken the brunt. Keep reading to know for sure.
How to know if you have a brain injury?
Brain injury may be a result of trauma to your head or neck. Sometimes, the impact is so subtle that you don’t expect any damage to your brain. In such a case, knowing the symptoms may help.
Following are the various symptoms of brain injury.
- Lost Consciousness
One of the telltale signs of brain injury is loss of consciousness for an indefinite length of time. This may be a temporary or permanent condition, depending on the factors, such as age, degree of trauma and the kind of post-injury treatment you get.
Gastric problems, weakness and lack of sleep may spin your head now and then, but in case dizziness persists for an extended period, there could be something serious and deep at play.
Brain injury distorts the functioning of the brain and makes the person feel dizzy, followed by sudden headaches. If the feeling of dizziness doesn’t go away in a week, consult a brain surgeon immediately.
Besides, you will also want to seek advice from a brain injury lawyer in order to get the compensation you deserve from the other party at fault – if there’s any.
- Speech problems
Our brain largely controls our ability to speak. If you are unable to think straight due to a brain injury, the impact will reflect in your speech as well. Post-traumatic blabbering is one of the telltale signs of a brain injury. The patient must be treated right away to keep the impact of the trauma from going long-term.
- Blurred vision
Our eyes see what our brain makes them see. Blurred vision can be linked to brain injury if the blur has occurred post-accident. Sometimes, blurred vision may also occur due to blood clotting inside the eyes. However, it doesn’t take long to identify brain injury once the blood clot clears up, but the blur does not.
- Inability to concentrate
Lack of concentration is common to every individual in day-to-day life, but it is reasonable only to a certain extent. Lack of concentration is often followed by a loss of balance. So if you are unable to concentrate on conversations or are struggling to establish hand-eye coordination, it’s a sign that you should visit your doctor for brain examination.
How much does it cost to treat brain injury?
The brain is the most crucial part of the body. An injury to the brain means the whole body may get paralyzed gradually or in a snap. The treatment is expensive, so much so that it can make the victims of brain injury go belly up.
On average, the brain injury treatment may vary between $85000 and $3 million. For the majority of America’s population, proper treatment is too expensive to even start with.
Brain injury can happen to anyone because life is unpredictable. You never know what’s going to happen the next minute. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with someone else’s fault.
With the help of an experienced brain injury lawyer, you can get the compensation you deserve to be able to afford the treatment you need.
If you or a loved one is facing a similar situation, you may contact McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP to present a strong case in the court and get what you rightfully deserve.