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A Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Have you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that was due to the negligence or willful, intentional act of another party? If this is true, the right thing to do is to get in touch with a personal injury attorney and have you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. You or your loved one may have compensation that is due for traumatic brain injury.

Your brain is the most extraordinary and complex organ in your body. Your brain is the place where your mind and human personality are located. All of your precious memories of the past and your hopes and plans for the future are in your brain. Your consciousness and your body are orchestrated and controlled by your brain. Your brain is at the center and in control of your purpose, emotion, passion and motion.

Your amazing brain


Your brain is the very heart of your nervous system. Your brain regulates and monitors all of your body’s actions and reactions. Your brain continuously receives sensory information and quickly analyzes it. Then, your brain controls your bodily functions and actions in response to that sensory information.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has adopted a new definition of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This definition is based on the proposal of the Demographics and Clinical Assessment Working Group of the International and Interagency Initiative toward Common Data Elements for Research on Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health.

Definition


Here is that definition. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injury takes place “when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” This usually happens as the result of a violent jolt or blow to your body or head.

Traumatic brain injury is classified based on severity, mechanism (penetrating or closed head injury) or other features. A mild traumatic brain injury may result in temporary dysfunction of your brain cells. A more severe traumatic brain injury may involve torn tissues, bleeding, bruising and other physical harm that may bring about long-term complications or death.

There are several signs and symptoms that are indications of a severe traumatic brain injury. Some of these are:

Loss of coordination
Seizures or convulsions
Not being able to awaken from sleep
Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose
Profound confusion
Combativeness, agitation or other unusual behavior
Slurred speech
Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
Nausea or vomiting that is repeated
A persistent headache or a headache that get worse
Numbness or weakness in the toes and fingers.

Once again, if you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that was the result of the negligence or willful, intentional act of another party, the right thing to do is to contact a personal injury lawyer and have you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

You have nothing to lose. There may be a substantial amount to gain.

Article written by James Shugart

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