Certain traumatic brain injuries are easy to identify. For instance, a fractured skull, a brain bleed, or if an individual is in a coma due to an impact to the head, we can be certain they have suffered a traumatic brain injury or trauma to the brain. However, oftentimes an individual will suffer what is termed a “mild” or “moderate” brain injury (as if trauma to the brain could be considered “mild”) as a result of an automobile or motorcycle accident. The term “mild brain injury” often leads to misconceptions that the symptoms are not serious or that the injury is only temporary. This is a very dangerous error as brain injury symptoms can often increase or intensify as time goes on. Such injuries are often more difficult to identify as they involve subtle problems with emotions, memory, thinking, and concentration among others. In fact the Center for Disease Control identifies a myriad of factors and issues that are often associated with a traumatic brain injury. Obviously, the more factors an individual suffers from the greater the likelihood that he/she clinically presents with an injury to the brain that must be correlated with diagnostic study.
Physical Symptoms of a brain injury include
- Blurred vision
- Loss of vision
Cognitive symptoms of a brain injury
- Short term memory loss
- Poor Concentration
Emotional symptoms of a brain injury
- Personality changes
- Changes in appetite
If you or a loved one, are experiencing any of the physical, cognitive or emotional symptoms discussed below, please contact Kondos & Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.