Yes, it is possible. People with memory, balance, behavioral, and learning issues may be experiencing symptoms that result from an unidentified or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A hidden TBI is a ticking time bomb, especially if diagnosis and treatments are delayed. Waukegan traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve if your workers’ compensation for medical benefits is denied.
Top Causes and Symptoms of Mild TBI
TBIs are usually the result of bumps, blows, jolts, or explosive blasts to the head. However, not all of these hits result in severe injuries. The injury can range from mild to severe, depending on the accident’s severity. About 75% of TBIs that occur yearly are mild, and most result in concussions.
What Are Concussions?
Mild TBIs are also known as concussions, which, while unapparent at first, may showcase the same symptoms as severe brain injuries. However, these injuries are often overlooked even by experienced medical practitioners.
Most people who suffer mild concussions report memory loss and confusion. These may or may not be accompanied by fainting spells. The symptoms either manifest immediately after an accident or several minutes later.
Memory loss can also include the inability to recall events before and post-accident. It’s why victims have trouble recalling the incident later on. If you faint, are confused or have difficulty remembering things post-accident, inform your doctor or first responders immediately. Waukegan traumatic brain injury lawyers can use their accounts and your medical records to strengthen your case.
A mild TBI can worsen if it is not treated on time. Minutes to hours post-injury, you can suffer from:
- Slurred speech.
- Befuddled facial expression.
- If you wait hours or several days to get a checkup and treat the concussion, you can experience worse symptoms such as:
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Memory gaps.
- Mood swings.
Consequences of Repeat Mild TBIs
If you have a history of mild TBIs or concussions, you can experience severe symptoms and take longer to recover from them. These include:
- Ongoing issues with headaches and memory.
- Physical ailments such as difficulty keeping your balance.
- With time, the issues can also prove to be fatal. Since symptoms of mild TBI are often misdiagnosed because they are similar to other ailments, more people die from these injuries than you realize. But in most cases, people who have this injury:
- Refuse to admit they have it.
- Are unable to understand how the symptoms affect their daily life.
Even if they know they have a concussion or TBI, negligent healthcare providers and family members may make them overlook it. You need medical specialists to evaluate and determine the long-term consequences of the injury. A general physician may overlook your injuries, downplay them or worse, diagnose you with a different ailment.
Contact Robert T. Edens For a Consultation Today!
Mild and severe TBIs are common workplace injuries, especially on construction sites. If your employer or the insurance agency refuses to compensate you, you can and should sue.
Experienced and professional Waukegan traumatic brain injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens can ensure your case is given due attention in and out of court.
With over two decades of experience representing injury victims like yourself, Robert T. Edens, aka Bob, is more than qualified to help you with your predicament. Contact us for a consultation today!