When people think of injuries caused by negligence, they may picture broken bones and torn skin. But many common causes of harm, such as falls, car crashes and other impacts can also cause nearly invisible damage by harming the brain. Sometimes, problems appear quickly, especially if someone is knocked unconscious or has an injury like a subdural hematoma that appears on an MRI or other scan. But other symptoms may not seem obvious at first.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury can include physical symptoms such as headache, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, speech problems and dizziness or a loss of balance.
People may also experience blurred vision, ringing in the ears, memory or concentration problems, sleeping issues and depression.
Anyone who experiences these symptoms in the days, weeks or months after an accident should first make sure to get proper medical care – and inform their healthcare provider about the accident.
They should also track the details of the symptoms, including when they occur, how severe they are and how they affect daily life. If an injury was caused by someone else, these details can help determine the amount of damages.
Because brain injuries can affect every aspect of a person’s life – including their ability to perform work duties – settlements can be quite significant. In fact, Johnson & Biscone recently won two $5 million settlements in cases regarding brain injuries.
To learn how Johnson & Biscone in Oklahoma City can help if you know someone who has suffered a brain injury, call 405-232-6490.