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Even a mild traumatic brain injury can have major consequences

Brain injuries run the gamut in severity, from relatively minor in nature to absolutely devastating. When it comes to a traumatic brain injury, though, even one that is considered less severe can have serious life-changing consequences. Arizona residents who have suffered brain injuries of any level due to the negligence of others may not know how they will be able to get the care they need moving forward or where to turn for help. Thankfully, these individuals may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means, which could certainly assist them in obtaining the care and treatments they need for recovery and rehabilitation, as well as financial stability.

Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are known by many names, including concussions, minor TBI, minor head trauma and minor head injury. Regardless of what they is called, each of these terms means that one has suffered a severe enough blow to the head to result in a mild loss of consciousness and/or confusion. Diagnosing a mild head injury may not always be easy, as tests such as MRI and CAT scans may appear normal. However, there are physical and cognitive symptoms that are often seen, including:

  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Mild TBI are actually the most common of all head injuries. Their symptoms may not always be immediately apparent, so numerous individuals who suffer such injuries may not seek medical treatment right away. When symptoms do appear, even with treatment, up to 15 percent of mild TBI sufferers may experience symptoms for a year or longer.

When the symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury persist, one's life can be greatly affected. Arizona residents who have suffered such injuries at the hands of others may have legal recourse. Through filing and successfully litigating or settling personal injury, medical malpractice or any other applicable claims, fair and full compensation may be achieved.

Source: biausa.org, "Mild Brain Injury and Concussion", Accessed on July 31, 2016

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