Brain Injuries FAQ
- What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
- What are the symptoms of TBI?
- Is there any treatment?
- What is the prognosis?
- Who can sue for a traumatic brain injury?
- Can a brain injury occur even if a person doesn’t lose consciousness?
- Do I need to retain an attorney to represent me in a traumatic brain injury case?
Questions & Answers
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
What are the symptoms of TBI?
Traumatic brain injury has many possible symptoms. These include seizures, memory or behavioral problems, depression, irritability, headache, nausea, or severe head pain.
Is there any treatment?
Immediate treatment for TBI involves surgery to control bleeding in and around the brain, monitoring and controlling intracranial pressure, insuring adequate blood flow to the brain, and treating the body for other injuries and infection.
What is the prognosis?
The outcome of TBI depends on the cause of the injury and on the location, severity, and extent of neurological damage: outcomes range from good recovery to death.
Who can sue for a traumatic brain injury?
Anyone who sustains a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fault or negligence of another, whether it is from a faulty product, a car crash, or a plane crash, can bring a claim against persons responsible.
Can a brain injury occur even if a person doesn’t lose consciousness?
Yes, while serious brain injuries do occur associated with loss of consciousness, it is not necessary that loss of consciousness occur for a serious brain injury to happen. For this reason, any time a brain injury is suspected, expert medical treatment should be sought at once.
Do I need to retain an attorney to represent me in a traumatic brain injury case?
Yes. Anytime a serious brain injury occurs, the long-term effect of these injuries, while subtle, can have a serious effect on a person’s ability to live a normal life. An attorney can consult with recognized experts who can identify the symptoms of the brain injury and assist in its treatment.