Anyone can experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). But, there are certain risk factors that can make some people more susceptible to a TBI than others.
The Dallas traumatic brain injury attorney at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC can teach you about all aspects of TBIs. In doing so, they can help you determine if you can pursue compensation following an accident that causes a traumatic injury to the brain.
Mayo Clinic points out the following groups of people can be more prone to TBIs than others:
In addition, there are several types of events that can increase the risk of a TBI. These include:
Regardless of why a TBI occurs, the condition can impact an individual in many ways. In some instances, a TBI can cause a headache, nausea, vomiting, and other physical symptoms. The injury can also result in sensory problems like blurred vision and ringing in the ears. TBIs can result in mood swings, memory or concentration problems, and other cognitive, behavioral, or mental symptoms as well.
At the first sign of TBI symptoms, meet with a doctor. From here, an individual can undergo appropriate testing to determine if he or she is dealing with an injury to the brain. And, if a doctor diagnoses a patient with a TBI, the patient can then begin a treatment program.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates most people can safely recover at home following a TBI medical check-up. However, those dealing with a moderate or severe TBI may require ongoing treatment.
Furthermore, the CDC notes TBIs are sometimes misdiagnosed in older adults. This is due to the fact that the symptoms of TBIs can replicate those associated with dementia and other medical conditions.
There are also times when older adults taking anticoagulants or other blood thinners increase the risk of bleeding after a TBI. For these adults, a TBI can put them at risk of severe injury or death.
When it comes to brain injuries, err on the side of caution. Seek out medical help for proper diagnosis and treatment of a brain injury. If the injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence, consult with a personal injury lawyer, too.
In the event of a TBI that happens as a result of someone else’s negligent acts, partner with the personal injury lawyers at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC. We can help you pursue fair compensation relating to a TBI. That way, you can get compensation to help you cover your lost wages, physical therapy fees, and more. To learn more or request a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 214-295-2900.