Do TBI patients sleep a lot?
Excessive or unusual fatigue is a symptom of a TBI, including those injuries caused by a concussion. Other symptoms include the symptoms listed above (pain in the head or neck, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, disorientation, persistent confusion, memory problems, blurred vision, and a loss of balance).
Does a TBI shorten your life?
Just like every person’s brain is unique, so is every TBI. Depending on what area of the brain was damaged and how, a TBI may have no impact on the person’s lifespan. However, most accident survivors with TBIs will require additional medical care for the rest of their lives. TBIs can greatly impact a person’s ability to care for themselves, earn a living, and maintain relationships with family, friends, and others. Legal damages for brain injuries include medical bills and lost wages as well as the injury’s impact on the person’s quality of life. As a nurse and attorney experienced in representing individuals with TBIs, I can help you and your loved ones get the care and treatment needed and justice for the injuries caused by another’s negligence, including the monetary compensation that Georgia law allows in these situations.
How long does it take to recover from a severe brain injury?
Unfortunately, that is an impossible question to answer. Some individuals recover in a short amount of time, others never improve, and others get worse. Recovery is dependent on the mechanism of injury (how it occurred), the amount of brain injured, and how quickly treatment was initiated.
Does a TBI go away?
The brain is a remarkable organ, but its ability to heal itself from an injury is limited. The sooner a TBI is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated, and the better the chance for some type of recovery.
How do you prove TBI?
Diagnostic tests like MRIs and CT scans will often show changes in the brain indicative of a TBI. Experts in neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and other professionals can perform various examinations and tests to pinpoint deficiencies and changes in a person’s ability to problem solve, their memory capacity, and other areas.
Dellacona Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your case and to advise you about your legal options. To set up your free consultation, call us at 478-477-9000.