The Hidden Dangers of Mild TBI
Many people know at least one person who has experienced a concussion before. Whether it came from a car accident or a sports injury, anytime someone experiences blows, jolts, or penetrating wounds to the brain, they have sustained what is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI afflicts about 2 million people each year in the United States alone. However, most incidences of TBI are mild and often go untreated or even undetected, since many people don’t display overt symptoms right away.
Without treatment, a mild TBI can actually be incredibly dangerous, resulting in further damage, disability, or even death. The most common symptoms associated with mild TBI include the following:
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Visual disturbances
The above are usually experienced immediately following a TBI, but there more delayed symptoms that may occur after some time. These symptoms are more severe and could indicate long-term brain damage. These symptoms include memory problems, depression, fatigue, migraines, and insomnia. Untreated TBI can also lead to diseases that could affect you for the rest of your life, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Because these injuries are often unnoticed, particularly if it’s a closed head injury, people don’t receive treatment until it is too late. If you’ve been injured in an accident of some kind, make sure you visit the doctor as soon as possible. Only trained medical professionals can tell you how severe your injury might be and if serious treatments might be necessary.
Likewise, if your injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, our skilled Tulsa brain injury attorneys can help. Whether you need help filing a claim, appealing a denied claim, or pursuing a lawsuit against the guilty party, our lawyers are happy to provide their knowledge and experience to help you meet your legal goals. From negotiation to litigation, our team is fully prepared to represent your best interests. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our past clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge a penny unless we can win your case. You shouldn’t have to pay for medical bills and lost wages caused by someone else’s mistake. Let us help.
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