It seems like something that should not need to be said but it always bears repeating: head and brain injuries must be taken seriously each and every time they occur. If you or someone you know has been struck in the head, was in a jarring accident, has had a high fever for several hours, or has been in any other situation that could have harmed their brain, please notify emergency responders as soon as possible.
Oftentimes, the person who has sustained the injury has no idea how much damage has actually occurred and may falsely believe that they are fine. Depending on which part of the brain has been injured, the wound may actually trigger mental stimuli that simulate euphoria, causing the victim to feel elated and overconfident that they have not been severely injured. The brain also doesn’t have any pain receptors, so you cannot rely only on a sensation of pain to know if harm has been done. You may need to look for other indicators.
Symptoms of an underlying brain injury include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Blurred or doubled vision
- Amnesia or full memory loss
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Chronic or intense migraines
- Slurred speech
Whereas many other parts of the body will try to heal over time, brain cells are very weakly regenerative. Even a mild injury may cause degradation to the brain’s health at a rate much faster than what the brain can heal and repair. The result is a simple blow to the head that is undiagnosed or addressed eventually leading to a traumatic brain injury. Once again, always take a head or brain injury seriously if you want to do all you can to prevent it from getting worse. Quick, decisive action may even save a life.
If you have suffered a brain injury, medical treatment may be costly and require sessions for the rest of your life. To help pay for the costs and bills, you may need to bring a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident. Contact Chestnut & Beller and our Cobb County personal injury attorneys today. We can let you know if you have grounds for a case during a free initial consultation.