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Warning signs of TBIs require medical care

West Virginia residents who suffer a head injury should take seriously the possibility of long-term effects, as should their families. Traumatic brain injuries happen to about 2.5 million people throughout the country every year. The majority of the victims go to emergency rooms for treatment, and a portion of them require hospitalization. Although not every head injury leads to physical or mental problems, accident victims and their families need to be aware of warning signs in case a disability could be developing.

The symptoms that could indicate a need for treatment include headaches, blurry vision, upset stomach, dizziness, blacking out, intolerance to light and fatigue. A neuropsychologist from Naval Hospital Jacksonville said that symptoms might not emerge immediately after an accident. Days or months could pass before a person begins to have trouble. Children could experience the same symptoms as adults but fail to communicate them to caregivers. When symptoms occur, the neuropsychologist emphasized the need for medical care.

Traumatic brain injuries can happen when a person falls, gets hit by something or is in a car crash. Military personnel in combat zones face a higher risk for head injuries because of their proximity to explosions. Recreational activities like sports or criminal actions like an assault also cause severe head injuries.

People who have incurred a traumatic brain injury could face life-altering consequences. In some cases, they may never be able to return to gainful employment or enjoy the same quality of life that they previously had. In the event that the injury was caused by the negligence of another party, such as an impaired driver, an attorney could be of assistance in seeking appropriate compensation for these and other losses such as medical expenses through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.

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