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Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Blog, Brain Damage & Stroke on April 20, 2009

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. While this number is staggering, it is probably only a fraction of the actual number of individuals who may have unknowingly suffered a mild form of TBI but who went untreated.

The problem with diagnosing mild forms of TBI is that the symptoms may not start to appear for weeks following the incident. The victims can appear outwardly normal but may begin to complain of odd sensations or act strangely.

Warning signs of TBI

It is easy to overlook mild TBI symptoms as general fatigue or stress-related ailments. Symptoms may include:

  • Changes in mood
  • Sensory sensitivity or changes (sight, sounds, taste, smell)
  • Nausea
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Seizures
  • Coma or paralysis (in severe TBI)

It is estimated that more than 5 million people in America with TBI require long-term care to perform normal, daily activities. If you or a loved suffered TBI from the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to collect damages. Please contact TBI attorneys Weiss & Paarz in New Jersey and Philadelphia to discuss your situation and determine if you have a TBI lawsuit.

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