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Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion

Several symptoms can appear immediately, and some may go unnoticed for a long period of time until perhaps stressors that were once handling easier, or no longer as simple as they once were.

Often individuals do not notice or are aware that they are having problems. Many people may not known why they are having problems and what their problems really are, which can make them anxious and feel more stressed than usual.

The symptoms and indicators of a concussion or TBI can be unclear.

Often, many problems may go unnoticed by others, or even doctors.

When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussion signs in Adults:

In unusual cases, a hazardous blood clot may form on the brain as a result of a concussion.

Given the seriousness of such an injury it is very important to consult with a health care professional soon after suffering a TBI or concussion.

Symptoms to be aware of:

Headache that worsens and remains for a period of time.

Cognitive difficulties.

Nausea or vomiting.

Slurred speech.

Appear or feel drowsy, and of course if knock unconsciousness.

One pupil larger than the other.

Suffering convulsions or seizures.

Having difficulty recognizing people or where you are.

Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated.

Have unusual behavior.

Lose consciousness (a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously and the person should be carefully monitored).

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion signs in Children:

All signs similar to those of an adult listed above.

An inability to stop crying.

An inability to eat or drink.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury and would like to discuss your legal options,contact me online or call me at 916.921.6400 to set up a FREE consultation with an experiencedSacramento Brain Injury Lawyer.

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