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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a type of brain injury which occurs when trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI often results when the head violently and forcibly hits an object, or when an object enters the skull and brain tissue.

Symptoms of a TBI can be relatively minor, moderate, or severe, depending on the level of damage to the brain. Someone with a mild TBI can remain conscious or could suffer a loss of consciousness for a period of time.

Recognizing Symptoms of a TBI

Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.

A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse, frequent nausea, vomiting, seizures, or convulsions. Other symptoms include an inability to wake up from sleep, dilation of either or both pupils, slurred speech, numbness in the extremities or weakness, loss of coordination, confusion, as well as agitation.

Contact a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer

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 for free, friendly advice with an experienced Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.2.20]

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