Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The emotional and financial impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.
Acquired Brain Injury, or ABI is also a complex injury not easily detectable immediately after an accident.
There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skull has been fractured and is typically the result of a fall or other direct trauma to the head. A closed head injury does not involve a fracture of the skull, but often times can be a more serious injury than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of blood clots inside the skull. Either open or closed head injury can cause complete paralysis or death. Concussions are often a result of a closed head injury and the symptoms are devastating.
Diagnosing TBI or a concussion can be very difficult since its symptoms can be easily overlooked for any number of conditions. However, if you or someone you know has suffered any trauma to the head however slight, that person should be closely monitored for the following signs:
- Severe headaches
- Unusual tiredness
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Nausea and dizziness
TBI cases are anything but typical and require an understanding of various issues, including medical factors that may arise when an accident occurs. Diamond & Diamond™ will explain your rights.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact us immediately for a free consultation at 1-800-567-HURT (48 78).