A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a strong, sudden force to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. And so, this injury may be seen in personal injury accidents such as auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, or otherwise. Read on to discover the common signs of traumatic brain injury that you should be aware of and how a seasoned Toronto medical malpractice lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you bring a lawsuit forward.
What are common signs of traumatic brain injury that I should be aware of?
A traumatic brain injury is far more serious than a head pain that will go away over time. Rather, this is a serious and sometimes fatal injury that must be closely monitored following your personal injury accident. With that being said, below are common signs that you should be aware of:
- You are experiencing headaches.
- You are experiencing seizures.
- You are experiencing nausea or vomiting.
- You are experiencing memory loss.
- You are experiencing drowsiness or fatigue.
- You are experiencing sensitivity to light and sound.
- You are having issues with balance or coordination.
- You are having issues locating yourself in relation to surrounding objects.
- You are having issues with communicating clearly or correctly.
- You are having issues with spelling or writing.
- You are having issues with concentrating.
- You are feeling depressed or agitated.
What should I do if I believe I have a head injury?
Sometimes, the signs of a traumatic brain injury may be subtle and are left undiagnosed. And if this head injury is left undiagnosed for too long, you may never be able to fully recover from it. This is why you must seek medical attention immediately following your personal injury accident. Such medical attention may include the following:
- Getting checked by paramedics and EMTs at the ambulance that arrives at the scene of your accident.
- Getting checked by emergency room doctors immediately from the scene of your accident.
- Scheduling follow-up appointments with your physician as directed.
- Requesting prescriptions to receive a CT scan and an MRI.
If it turns out that you, unfortunately, have a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to hold the negligent party accountable via a lawsuit. This may be necessary to do so that you can receive the financial compensation that you require to heal. For example, you may need to recover from your current ambulance bill, emergency room bill, co-pays, and tests, along with your future surgeries, physical therapies, and speech therapies.
For more information on how to approach your claim, do not hesitate in reaching out to a competent Ontario personal injury lawyer today. We look forward to working alongside you.