The reason traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often overlooked is because the victim may continue to look and speak normally and not realize they have suffered an injury at all, delaying necessary care, according to a recent article in The Legal Examiner.
These injuries can occur as a result of car crashes, slip and falls, or other severe impacts, but it is important to remember that they can also result without the head striking anything at all. When the neck is whipped back and forth, the brain could be striking the skull repeatedly, causing a traumatic injury from such force.
Dangerous symptoms can develop from sudden brain impact such as decreased cognition, change in mental state, or altered personality. The victim may also experience communication and language changes and/or brain epilepsy. Many never fully recover from brain injuries, but with quick treatment and proper rehabilitation, victims can live a full and active life. Read the full details here:
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Often Overlooked
Traumatic brain injuries have many causes including traffic accidents, construction accidents, commercial trucking accidents and many other forms of negligence. The symptoms can be subtle or very alarming in their presentation and effect on the individual and their family.
If you or a family member believe you have a medical malpractice case, contact Crandall & Pera Law today for a free case evaluation. Crandall & Pera Law is available to help answer your questions and guide you in determining your next steps.