Brain Injury Symptoms

brain-1 Brain Injury SymptomsYour world has suddenly been turned upside down — because any injury to the head can result in serious consequences. If your family is struggling to find answers and help after a loved one’s brain injury, call TSR Injury Law at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form. We care and we have extensive experience in traumatic brain injury cases.

Traumatic brain injuries can occur even in apparently minor accidents; a car collision involving speeds no more than 15 miles per hour can exert forces 10 times that of gravity on the skull and brain. If you have recently been in an accident, be alert for possible symptoms of brain injury.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

Depending on the extent of the damage and which area of the brain is involved, brain injury symptoms may vary significantly. A person who has sustained a brain injury does not necessarily have intense pain, nor do they have to lose consciousness. The symptoms of brain injury tend to involve emotional, cognitive, social, and/or physical changes. If the injured person experiences any of the following symptoms, there is a strong possibility they have a brain injury:

Emotional Changes to Look For

  • alteration in personality
  • easily irritated, angered, or frustrated
  • unexplained mood swings
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • inflexibility

Cognitive Impairments That May Accompany Brain Injury

  • inability to concentrate
  • inability to process information, reason, or solve problems
  • mental fatigue
  • short-term memory problems
  • difficulty organizing thoughts or tasks
  • lack of drive

Social Impairment

The area of social impairment may be the most challenging area for others to understand and accept. When the victim of a brain injury does not look injured, it is difficult for others to remember that the person is, in fact, injured. Inappropriate behaviors can be very embarrassing and awkward to handle. The behaviors may include:

  • impulsiveness / loss of inhibition
  • lack of self-control / poor judgment
  • susceptible to addictive behaviors (drugs or alcohol)
  • difficulty establishing or maintaining relationships
  • irresponsible at work or home
  • sexual dysfunction

Physical Symptoms

  • headache
  • dizziness / loss of balance
  • tinnitus (ringing or other sound in ears)
  • changes in sensory abilities: vision changes, hearing loss, decreased sense of taste, decreased sense of smell
  • sleep disorders: cannot get to sleep, cannot stay asleep, cannot wake up from sleep
  • fatigue
  • seizures

Minnesota Brain Injury Lawyer

The whole process you are going through now is overwhelming. Call TSR Injury Law for help or more information on brain injury symptoms, at 612-TSR-TIME. We will meet with you at your convenience to discuss your case and your options.

The following videos feature Rich Ruohonen speaking at a Minnesota Association for Justice seminar on the subject of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

You can have a TBI without striking your head.

There is no such thing as “mild” brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury Psych Issues

Neuropsychological Testing for Traumatic Brain Injury

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