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After a serious injury, check for signs of TBI

| Jun 11, 2015 | Brain Injury |

Hospitals in New Mexico treat numerous individuals for TBI (traumatic brain injury) every single year. These injuries can be serious and debilitating and they sometimes result in death. However, what is most important to note is the fact that many brain injuries go unnoticed by doctors after an accident, and this can make a serious injury even worse. 

Brain injuries are sometimes hard to detect, especially if there is no outward sign of a head wound. Following an accident, doctors can ask a series of questions to a patient to determine his or her mental capacity, check for signs of motor and sensory difficulty, and do CT and MRI scans to look for brain injuries. However, these are not always completely accurate.

Individuals who are discharged from the hospital may want to keep an eye out for specific symptoms following a serious accident. Nausea and vomiting, an inability to rise from sleep, sensation and motor difficulties in the limbs, dilated pupils, convulsions and seizures are all common symptoms of serious brain damage. However, even mild brain damage is something that requires treatment, and its symptoms could include dizziness, vomiting, neck pain, fatigue and more. 

A brain injury is a serious injury and it needs to be treated by a specialist. The sooner New Mexico residents get medical attention for their brain injuries the better. Swift attention could mean the difference between lifelong disabilities and just a temporary setback. Once medical attention has been received, victims may also want to consider the way the brain injury happened. If it happened as the result of a slip-and-fall accident or as the result of a bicycle, car or boating accident it could be that another party is liable for any costs and damages associated with it.

Source: nlm.nih.gov, “Traumatic Brain Injury: MedlinePlus“, Accessed on June 6, 2015

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