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Symptoms of Brain Injury

Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson

Brain injury has been identified as one of the most fatal injuries in the United States. Statistical facts from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that brain injury deaths account for 30% of injury deaths. Those who survive can be accosted by permanent disabilities on different parts of their bodies.

Research shows that falls are the major causes of brain injuries, followed by motor vehicle accidents, and assaults. 75% of assault victims are between the ages of 15 and 44 years. To help reduce the number of brain injuries caused by assaults, the perpetrators should face the full force of the law. If victims have proper legal representation, they can be assured of hefty compensation and maximum sentencing of the perpetrators.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

  • Physical Symptoms

Physical symptoms of brain injury include loss of consciousness, feeling dazed, disoriented and confused and oversleeping. Intense headache after a recent case of medical negligence could also be a lead to someone suffering from brain injury.

  • Sensory Symptoms

Common sensory symptoms for brain injury are blurred vision, a constant ringing in the ears, extra sensitivity to sound and light, as well as a weird taste in the mouth.

  • Cognitive Symptoms

Loss of short-term memory and poor concentration habits should act as a red flag. If anxiety and depression engulf you for no reason, seek medical advice. Lastly, look out for inconsistent mood swings.

Admittedly, brain injuries are hard to detect compared to other injuries. To hold a case against the defendant, a brain injury victim has to collect as much evidence connecting a defendant’s negligent action towards the brain injury. If the defendant is found to have been negligent, and as a result, the plaintiff suffered brain injuries, legal action can be taken. In most cases, compensation is offered in terms of awards to damages. The defendant may be forced to reimburse all medical expenses, pay for rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering costs, check-up costs, as well as buying any assistive devices the plaintiff may need for recovery.

For a free evaluation and assistance with the legal aspects of your brain injury symptoms, do not hesitate to contact Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson today by calling (801) 901-3470 or engaging online.