Fort Wayne Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is often caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes a disruption in brain function. Some important points about brain injuries:
TBI symptoms may take time to manifest; always see a doctor immediately after taking a hard hit to the head, even if you believe you are not injured.
The term “mild brain injury” is misleading. Any injury to the brain can cause serious, long-term consequences, even if the injury is not life threatening.
A concussion is a brain injury. If you think, “I just have a concussion; I do not need a doctor,” think again. Left untreated, concussions can cause long-lasting effects.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Have You Suffered a TBI?
The law offices of Matt Chapel focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury Law in the Indiana area. Call the Fort Wayne TBI Attorneys now for a Free Case Consultation – (260) 387-6236.
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Matt served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry man. Initially stationed at the Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. in a cermonial marching platoon, Matt participated in numerous parades, military ceremonies, and funerals at Arlington Cemetery. Matt served in the Far East in the post-Vietnam years with the 3rd Batallion, 4th Marines in Okinawa, Japan. Matt finished his enlistment as a Sergeant at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. One of the highlights of Matt’s Marine Corps experience was participating in the rescue of Vietnamese boat people in the South China Sea.
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