Traumatic brain injuries are an extremely complicated and much studied medical condition often tied to sports injuries, slip and fall accidents and vehicle crashes. There are various risks associated with traumatic brain injuries that make it very important for anyone who believes that they may have sustained a head injury to consult with a medical professional sooner rather than later.
It can be difficult to identify a traumatic brain injury immediately after it happens. In fact, it can take hours or days for initial symptoms to appear within the victim.
This can make it difficult to receive a diagnosis and may lead someone to believe that they are just dealing with the after-effects of a vehicle accident when in reality they are suffering from a TBI. The truth is, that even though some TBIs are caused by true accidents, there are some people who are just naturally at a higher risk, according to recent research factors.
Adults aged 75 and older, young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, and children between infancy and 4 years old already face high-risk factors for traumatic brain injuries. There are also complications associated with TBIs that make it important to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan immediately.
How a TBI manifests after an accident will vary from one person to another and can even look quite different for people who were involved in the same accident. Several complications and risks can occur immediately after a traumatic brain injury and these can increase the chances of lifelong medical conditions and costly medical treatment. Some of the most common risks include locked-in syndrome, a minimally conscious state, a vegetative state, or a coma. Brain death can also occur if the TBI is not identified and treated immediately.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in an accident in which TBI was sustained, getting medical treatment and talking to an experienced personal injury attorney is strongly recommended.
Have you or someone you know sustained a TBI? You may have grounds to pursue an injury claim with the help of Purchase George & Murphey P.C.
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