ATTORNEY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI) IN WESTCHESTER AND FAIRFIELD
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when
a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head
suddenly and violently hits or is hit, by an object, or when an object
pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. Accidents involving TBI
often occur from:
- Auto, truck and tractor-trailer collisions;
- Falling objects, or falls, at construction sites;
- Falls that occur from a defective or hazardous condition on a residential
or commercial premises;
- Pedestrians struck/knocked down by autos or commercial vehicles;
- An intentional assault or an assault during the commission of a felony.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent
of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious
or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes.
Other symptoms of mild TBI include headaches, confusion, lightheadedness,
dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste
in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral
or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or
thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms,
but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated
vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, and inability to awaken from
sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness
or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion,
restlessness, or agitation.
Is there any treatment?
Anyone with signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention
as soon as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial
brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an individual
with TBI and focus on preventing further injury. Moderate to severely
injured patients receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored
treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech/language therapy, physiatrist (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry,
and social support.
In pursuing a claim that involves TBI, it is essential to utilize a Life
Care expert in the TBI field to coordinate the structure, integration
and cost of rehabilitation.
What is the prognosis?
Approximately half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery
to remove or repair hematomas (ruptured blood vessels) or contusions (bruised
brain tissue). Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity
of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health
of the individual. Some common disabilities include problems with cognition,
sensory processing, communication, and behavior or mental health. More
serious head injuries may result, an unresponsive state, in which an individual
is unconscious and unaware of his or her surroundings, but continues to
have a sleep-wake cycle and periods of alertness.
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