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Traumatic Brain Injuries
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidelines regarding the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are both primary and secondary goals for TBI management. The goals include preventing further damage to the brain, preventing or minimizing long-term disability, and promoting recovery. Some early warning signs that may indicate when a person is at risk for more damage include increased intracranial pressure, post-traumatic seizure, and pupillary dilation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who have had a concussion, either mild or moderate traumatic brain injury, should seek medical advice even if they feel better. However, seeking this advice does not necessarily mean the person will receive a diagnosis of TBI or a concussion. There are a number of other disorders that can cause similar symptoms as TBI and the only way to know for sure is through proper testing procedures. The CDC recommends seeing a physician within twenty-four hours if any of the following symptoms occur:
• A headache that gets worse or does not go away
• Problems with thinking or memory
• Irritability, feeling very sleepy, difficulty waking up from sleep
• Feeling confused or disoriented
• Seeing strange things (hallucinations)
Other warning signs to watch out for include: headaches that get worse and continue, especially if there is a headache daily or weekly that is more than just a regular headache; problems with thinking or memory, such as difficulty learning new things, forgetting important things like taking medications, and not being able to recall the events surrounding the injury; changes in behavior or mood, such as depression or anxiety; trouble using or understanding language; and sleep disturbances.
There is some evidence showing that children and adolescents with a previous diagnosis of TBI are at risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depressive disorders. Symptoms for ADHD include difficulty staying on task, fidgeting, easily distracted by external stimuli, difficulty waiting their turn during activities, and talking excessively without appropriate response from others. The symptoms for depressive disorders include changes in appetite, changes in sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, feelings of hopelessness and guilt, lack of interest in activities the person used to enjoy, withdrawal from others, and thoughts of death or suicide.
How Much is a TBI Worth?
How much a TBI is worth. A brain injury can happen one of two ways, either from the outside hitting your head or something hitting you in the head. The most common way for this to happen is by car accident, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls and other personal injury accidents. There are many different types of brain injuries, but all follow the same process in the court system.
Because of the massive effect these injuries have not only on the victim but also on their families, they can be worth millions of dollars when handled correctly. At Walch Law, we know how to make sure you get the best care and most money possible following your TBI. 1-844-999-5342 or fill out our contact us form.
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