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How to Identify and Manage a Traumatic Brain Injury

The brain sends directions to all the other parts of the body and coordinates every activity you perform in the course of your day. When the brain suffers damage, it can impede proper emotional, intellectual and physical functioning.

Indiana has some of the best treatment facilities for traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you have suffered a head injury you should also have the best Indiana traumatic brain injury attorneys.

How to Tell if Someone has had a Concussion

A concussion is most often caused by a sudden blow or bump to the head. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion are:

  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Balance problems
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Concentration problems

What to Do when Someone has Suffered a Concussion

Experts recommend that if someone has suffered a concussion and is unconscious or does not respond to questioning, you should call 911 immediately. If the person is alert but has any symptoms that concern you such as vomiting, inability to stay awake, or a severe headache, contact a trained medical professional or 911. If the person has suffered a blow to the head but is not exhibiting symptoms of a concussion, you should still keep your eye on him or her because the symptoms can appears hours or days later.

How to Manage a Concussion

It is recommended that after a concussion, the injured person should limit his physical and mental activities and undergo neuropsychological testing. Overtaxing the brain immediately after a concussion can impede the brain’s ability to heal and recover from the trauma.

You should always take precaution to protect your brain. Whether engaging in sports activities or on the job, make sure you are wearing the necessary protective equipment. If you have suffered an injury, make sure to contact an attorney with experience filing TBI lawsuits in Indiana and Illinois.

The law firm of Theodoros & Rooth has been fighting for the rights of accident victims for over 25 years. Your initial legal consultation is free and we handle personal injury cases on contingency-fee basis — meaning you do not pay attorney fees unless compensation is recovered for your losses through a verdict or settlement. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at (219) 212-2462 or contact us online to see if you have a case.