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The Hidden Dangers of Mild TBI


Complications of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an incredibly common type of injury that afflicts about 2 million people each year. Most TBIs are generally mild and often go untreated or undetected since they may not present any alarming symptoms right away. A mild TBI can be quite serious, resulting in brain damage, disability, and possibly death.

If you or someone you know has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Contact Cantor Grana Bucker Bucci today for a free consultation.

What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often called a concussion, is a type of brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head. mTBI can also be caused by a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head, such as what occurs in a motor vehicle accident. These types of head injuries cause the brain to bounce around inside the skull and can lead to bruising, bleeding, and tearing of the brain cells and tissue.

Mild TBI Can Cause Serious Damage

While a mild TBI may not cause any visible symptoms, it can still cause serious damage to the brain. This is why it is important to seek medical attention after any head injury, even if you do not think it is serious. A trained medical professional can order tests to determine the extent of the damage and provide you with the necessary treatment.

MRI of brain, mild brain injury

Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

The symptoms of a mild TBI can vary from person to person. Some people may experience only a few minor symptoms, while others may experience more severe symptoms. The most common mTBI or concussion symptoms include:

Delayed Symptoms

Many people who suffer from a mild TBI will not experience any symptoms until hours, days, or weeks after the injury. These symptoms are often more severe and may indicate long-term brain damage. Some common delayed symptoms include:

  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines

Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Many people who suffer from a mild head injury will experience post-concussion syndrome (PCS). PCS can last for days, weeks, months, or even years after the initial injury. In some cases, the symptoms of PCS may never go away completely.

If you or a loved one has suffered a mild TBI, it is important to be aware of the potential for developing PCS. Seek medical attention immediately if you or your loved one experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Headache that does not go away
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Mood changes, such as depression, irritability, or anxiety
  • Problems with memory or concentration

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Long-Term Effects of MBI

Some of the long-term risk factors associated with mild TBI include:

  • Cognitive Issues: Mild TBI can cause cognitive symptoms such as thinking, memory, and concentration problems. Victims of mild TBI may have difficulty returning to work or school.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Mild TBI can also lead to emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability.
  • Sleep problems: People who have suffered a mild TBI often have difficulty sleeping.
  • Physical Issues: Mild TBI can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. It can also lead to chronic pain and disability.

Can I File a Lawsuit For a Mild TBI? 

Mild traumatic brain injuries are not uncommon in cases handled by personal injury, brain injury attorneys, or motor vehicle accident trial lawyers.

If you have suffered a minor head injury, it is important to seek legal advice. An experienced trial lawyer can help determine if you have a case and guide you through the process.

How Much Is My Claim Worth?

This is difficult to say without knowing more about your case. However, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you assess the damages and file a claim for compensation.

Some of the damages that you may be able to recover include:

  • Medical expenses – This includes past and future medical bills.
  • Lost wages – If you cannot work due to your injury, you can recover any lost earnings.
  • Pain and suffering – Includes emotional distress and anguish related to your injury.

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Contact Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci Today for a Free Consultation

If your injury was caused by negligence from medical malpractice, an auto accident, or a tractor-trailer accident, turn to us to see how we can help. At Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, we have a team of well-trained brain injury lawyers in Richmond who have secured some of the largest verdicts in the state. Call for a free consultation today at (855) 936-1747.

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