Do you know the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury? Many people are unable to identify the symptoms of a brain injury because there are so many factors to consider. The symptoms can be similar to those caused by strokes and other health problems.

Concussion symptoms can take a while to manifest. Some symptoms appear right after an event such a vehicle collision, but others not until weeks or months later. At Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos, we serve clients with traumatic brain injuries due to car and motorcycle collisions, sports injuries, and medical malpractice. We want you to know what symptoms to look out for, in the event you are concerned that you or someone you love may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Loss of consciousness, even for a short period of time
  • Dazed, confused or disoriented
  • Sensory problems: light and sound sensitivity, blurred vision, ringing in ears, bad taste in the mouth, change to sense of smell
  • Loss of balance
  • Headache, nausea or vomiting
  • Memory or focus problems
  • Mood changes or mood swings (manic depression)
  • Depression and anxiety (including panic attacks)
  • Sleep imbalance: unable to sleep or sleeping more than usual

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness, even for a short period of time
  • Headache that becomes increasingly worse
  • Difficulty balancing and/or loss of coordination
  • Sleep imbalance: unable to sleep, sleeping more than usual,l or inability to wake up
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Unusual behavior: significant confusion, combativeness or agitation
  • Nausea, vomiting, convulsions or seizures

Children’s symptoms

  • Depression
  • Irritability, persistent crying and inability to be consoled
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Loss of interest in favorite toys or activities
  • Change in eating or nursing habits
  • Loss of focus

If these symptoms are familiar, it is important to seek treatment for concussion symptoms immediately. If you believe another person or company is at fault for the injury, it’s important to seek legal counsel. The Orlando law firm Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos can review your case, negotiate with the insurance company, or take your case to trial. Contact DWKMRS today.