Brain & Head Injury Attorneys
Head trauma, whether resulting from a blow or an accident, often leads to injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injury encompasses a range of conditions, including concussions, hemorrhages, loss of consciousness, coma, and skull fractures. The severity of the injury falls into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Brain swelling (edema) and bruising (contusion) are common complications that can arise from traumatic brain injury. In virtually all cases of head injury, the primary goal is to maintain the patient's quality of life. Laskin Balma's Law Offices are well-versed both in visible and invisible aspects of a brain injury case.
The following is a list of common signs and symptoms of an injury to the brain:
- Loss of consciousness – In any degree, from being dazed for a few seconds all the way to slipping into a coma.
- Post-traumatic amnesia – Memory loss, particularly of events prior to, during, and following the incident.
- Concussion – Awareness may be altered, and you may feel dizzy, nauseous, disoriented, forgetful, irritable, or depressed.
- Encephalopathy – Literally, disease of the brain, a state in which the brain is not functioning normally (not always a permanent state). You may be confused, inattentive, or in a stupor.
- Focal neurological signs – There are specific, recognizable signs that alert your doctor to your brain malfunction.
- Seizure – Also called a “fit” or convulsion, nerve cells misfire, causing the arms, legs, body, and head to twitch or move uncontrollably. You can lose consciousness, fall, and further injure yourself.
- Unequal or non-reactive pupils – The pupils do not respond to light in a normal manner, indicating an injury inside the brain.
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