Common Questions About Treating and Living With Brain Injuries
Get treatment if you’re suffering from a brain injury
One of the potential effects of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence is brain trauma. Brain injuries don’t get a lot of publicity compared to back and neck injuries in personal injury lawsuits, but they are a real risk and can have devastating effects on how you live your life. Note that brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and they have different effects themselves. However, some questions are common to all types of brain injuries.
What Are the Symptoms of a Serious Brain Injury?
Serious symptoms that you can’t ignore include confusion, physical weakness, severe headaches, dizziness, seizures, vomiting, numbness, and slurred speech; you may also experience rather frightening symptoms such as clear fluid that seems to be leaking from your nose or your ears. If you experience any of those symptoms — for example, if you don’t normally get headaches but suddenly develop migraines — you need to get medical attention, and then consider a legal consultation.
When Is Emergency Treatment Necessary?
Any symptom that prevents you from carrying on with your daily life needs emergency treatment. If you lose consciousness, for example, or if you begin having headaches that are so painful that you can’t function, you need to go to the emergency room. You don’t want to wait a few weeks for your doctor to have an open appointment time because symptoms like these, occurring after an accident, signal something serious.
How Should Brain Injuries Be Treated?
Treatment and coping skills really depend on the type of brain injury, the extent, and how soon treatment begins after the injury occurred. You may be able to reverse some of the damage through different types of therapy, or develop better coping skills for those injuries that won’t heal.
Regardless of the type of brain injury, just having one can have a profoundly adverse effect on your life. If you’ve been in an accident and have developed a brain injury, contact Eisenberg Law Offices at 608-256-8356. You need to speak to a lawyer as soon as you can.