Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Car accidents, sports concussions, fall injuries; these are all terrible experiences. But any head injury can lead to serious complications. A mild traumatic brain injury may not sound serious, but it is. If you have an injury. discuss your situation with a local attorney.
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What Is A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
A concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a disruption of the normal function of the brain. Any injury involving the head can lead to a concussion. According to the CDC, roughly 150 Americans die from brain-related injuries each day. Additionally, there were about 2.87 million brain injury cases in the United States in 2014.
Although they are classified as “mild” this type of head injury can be devastating. The long-term effect on the injured person and their family is serious.
Other names for mild TBI:
- minor brain injury
- minor head injury
- minor head trauma
- minor TBI
Symptoms Of A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury is “mild” if the loss of consciousness or confusion lasts less than 30 minutes. CAT scans and MRI tests are common to diagnose any type of brain injury. The Mayo Clinic has more information on diagnosing MTBI.
Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
- visual anomalies
- difficulty thinking
- memory problems
- attention deficit
- problems concentrating
- trouble sleeping
- mood swings
It’s possible to miss the symptoms at the time of injury. But, many people with MTBI have symptoms that last more than one year. Additionally, people with MTBI often don’t even realize they have it. People with longer-lasting symptoms usually have post-concussion syndrome.
Brain Injury Causes
A concussion happens when the brain shakes inside the skull. Any impact can result in a concussion or MTBI. But, a concussion can happen without a hit to the head.
Common causes of mild traumatic brain injuries:
Treatment For Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild TBI treatment usually involves rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. Treatment usually includes a reduction in activity – even watching TV. Rest is important, but experts recommend a treatment plan.
When To Call An Injury Lawyer
If you have a brain injury, talk to an attorney. A personal injury attorney can review your situation and explain how the law can help. If there is money available for your injury, a personal injury attorney can help you get it.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Haggerty & Silverman has been helping injured people in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area since 1994. Our team cares about helping you get the best possible outcome for your injury. Contact us for a free legal consultation.
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