Traumatic Brain Injuries

Because every head injury is serious.

Brain and spine injuries are among the most life-changing injuries we encounter. With any injury to your brain, it is often difficult to assess damages. Often, medical experts and specialists are required to determine the extent of the injury accurately.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or work accident that affected the brain or spine, you need answers to your medical and legal questions as soon as possible.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Medical professionals define TBI as brain damage suffered because of a sudden physical force or impact. Concussions are considered brain injuries.

It is a common misconception that TBI only occurs at the time of an accident. If there is bleeding in the brain or other brain damage, TBI can worsen, or become more apparent over time. Symptoms can range from mild, like from a concussion, to severe limitations of cognitive function. Because TBI usually cannot be reversed, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

Symptoms

  • headaches
  • balance problems
  • vision changes
  • dilated pupils
  • confusion
  • loss of consciousness
  • coma
  • paralysis
  • respiratory failure

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged either by a disease or from traumatic impact.

SCIs are either complete or incomplete. They are considered incomplete unless the injured person has no voluntary motor conscious sensory function below the location of the injury. The severity depends on where on the spinal cord the injury occurs. Generally, the higher on the spinal cord the injury is, the more severe it is likely to be.

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