Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a type of brain injury that occurs after a sudden traumatic impact to the head.
Mild Brain Injury
The symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) may include: loss of consciousness, headaches, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, changes in behavior or mood, dizziness, fatigue, or problems with memory. MBTI symptoms can be subtle and the changes in the person’s behavior may be very difficult to detect.
Severe Brain Injury
Signs of moderate or severe TBI can also include vomiting or nausea, confusion, numbness in the limbs, dilated pupils, or even coma. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to prevent further complications. A South Florida brain injury attorney understands the significant impact a brain injury can have on your life, not to mention the substantial medical costs of treatment, and can help you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
A brain injury can have very severe consequences for a victim’s life. The road to recovery can be very long and difficult. Many victims and their loved ones go through a great deal of pain and suffering – both physical and emotional – as a result. In addition, recovery involves long hospital stays, costly medical treatments, and significant time away from work, which can lead to financial hardship for the entire family.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the negligence of someone else, contact Kaire & Heffernan, LLC today. For years, Miami brain injury lawyer Mark Kaire has successfully represented clients throughout Florida who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries. At Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, we are dedicated to making sure that you get full compensation for your injuries. Our firm works with medical experts, examines hospital records, and undergoes extensive trial preparation to give you the best representation possible. Find out more about our successes and how Mr. Kaire can represent you in your brain injury claim.
Brain Injury Symptoms
There’s no good brain injury. Well, there’s really no good injury at all, but a brain injury is one of the worst possible imaginable for several reasons. If the heart is the engine that makes your body purr, the brain is the master motherboard. Without the brain to tell the body what to do, how to function, how to see, how to interpret, how to feel, and more we are nothing. It is the end all, be all too normal human functioning.
In order to understand the symptoms of brain injury it’s easiest to understand some brain anatomy. How it works is why we are able to function as we do. Without the complex neuronal and synaptic communications occurring throughout our brain our lives are very likely changed forever. A brain injury can change that in the blink of an eye.
The brain is divided into segments called lobes. These sections are not completed separated physically, but more so they are functionally unique. Some responsibilities are shared and some may fade over more than one lobe, but the amazing schematic network of this humanity functioning masterpiece is pretty amazing.
There are actually four major lobes with two lower segments that are not so lobular so they have different names. Starting that the front of the head/brain and going backward and downward the brain segments as follows:
- Frontal lobe
- Parietal lobe
- Temporal lobe
- Occipital lobe
- Brain Stem
Brain injury to any of these areas of the brain will likely result in some type of impairment either to physical functioning, thought processes, moods, emotional reasoning, and even death. Brain injury is sometimes recoverable and at other times leads to permanent dysfunction or even death.
Following are some of the symptoms of brain injury. These symptoms can vary of slight to full impairment and would therefore indicate the severity of brain injury. If you or someone you know suffers with any of these symptoms it is worthy of talking about to a professional.
Frontal Lobe Brain Injury Symptoms
- Sequential planning
- Thought consistency
- Problem solving ability
- Language expression
- Mood swings
- Behavioral or personality changes
Parietal Lobe Brain Injury Symptoms
- Hand-eye coordination problems
- Object recollection inability (can’t say what it is)
- New problems with reading and writing
- Difficulty performing mathematics
- Can’t remember left from right
Temporal Lobe Brain Injury Symptoms
- Memory loss – short or long-term
- Difficulty identifying and verbalizing names of things
- Difficulty recognizing people/faces
- Trouble understanding spoken words
- Talking persistently
- Aggressive behaviors or actions
Occipital Lobe Brain Injury Symptoms
- Deficiency in vision
- Difficulty with reading and writing
- Loss of ability to recognize objects or words
- Difficulty recognizing colors
Brain Stem Brain Injury Symptoms
- Balance and movement problems
- Dizziness and nausea
- Sleep apnea
- Problems swallowing
Cerebellum Brain Injury Symptoms
- Lost walking ability
- Lost fine movement coordination
- Lost ability to make rapid movements
- Lost ability to grab objects
- Slurred speech
Remember these effects could be slow evolving or rapid. Brain injury can show delayed symptoms or sudden onset symptoms. However, if you or someone you know manifests any of these symptoms and that is a change from normal it should be investigated because a brain injury may have occurred.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence, contact Kaire & Heffernan, LLC for a free consultation today. We will guide you through the entire process of bringing a personal injury claim and help you through this difficult time. To set up a free initial consultation with an experienced injury attorney, call 855-727-7281 toll-free. You can also fill out and submit our Contact Us online form and we will respond as soon as possible.