Traumatic brain injury is often called “the invisible injury.” Although some traumatic brain injuries are obvious because they leave the victim incapable of speaking, walking, or caring for themselves, many other brain injuries are less apparent. Those injuries are often diagnosed as “mild traumatic brain injuries.” The word “mild” does not mean that the injury is insignificant or minor. It is simply a different category of brain injury. The following are a few symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty focusing on tasks
- Mood swings or changes in personality
- Feeling overwhelmed in crowds
- Cognitive fatigue
- Difficulty finding the right words to communicate
- Poor memory
- Difficulty staying on task
People who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury often appear “normal” and may not know they have suffered an injury. It is not necessary for a person to hit their head against something or to suffer a loss of consciousness in order to suffer a concussion or a brain injury; the impact of the brain itself colliding with the inside of the skull can be enough to harm the brain tissue.
Medical treatment after a collision or traumatic event is usually focused on broken bones or internal injuries. As a result, it may take as long as a year or more before someone realizes they have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. It is often only after adding up all the lingering symptoms that a person realizes they may have suffered a brain injury. A correct diagnosis and personalized treatment is essential to achieve the best recovery possible from a brain injury. This is why it is important to hire an attorney who has experience litigating brain injury cases. At Nelson Boyd, we have the experience and expertise to assist you in obtaining the necessary care to get the best recovery from your injuries and to explain those injuries to a jury.
Let us put our years of experience to work for you to get the medical treatment and the full compensation you deserve.
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