Bandaged woman with severe head injury in hospital.Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of an accident involving impact to the head. This can happen in a car collision or even after a simple slip and fall. However, not every type of brain injury is caused by an accident. Some are the result of medical negligence on behalf of medical care providers. In these instances, individuals affected by the negligence of a medical care professional may have a valid malpractice lawsuit and will need the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer to litigate their claim. 

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Sometimes a traumatic brain injury can go unnoticed or untreated for a substantial period of time, and this inattention can exacerbate the injury. If you see or experience any of the following symptoms, it would be prudent to seek medical attention immediately:

  • Drastic alterations in emotions and sleeping patterns.
  • Blurred vision with accompanying headaches.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Difficulty remembering the cause of the injury or events occurring immediately up to and after the injury.
  • Dizziness.
  • Unconsciousness.

Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by major accidents, such as an automobile accident. Receiving a serious injury as a result of an accident can make life extremely difficult, and the process to recover for medical bills and damages can be an uphill battle without an attorney experienced in personal injury law. Having a catastrophic injury lawyer on your side immediately after an accident can make a world of difference for you and your loved ones.

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

The type of treatment required to remedy a traumatic brain injury truly depends on your circumstances and the severity of the injury. Some of the more mild injuries may not require any kind of specific treatment aside from some rest and a few over-the-counter pain relievers. Others may require immediate emergency care as severe injuries can possible cut off the circulation and flow of oxygen to the brain, which could cause permanent brain damage. In some cases, surgery may also be required to remove a blood clot, repair skull fractures and more.

Traumatic brain injuries should always be taken seriously, which means that you should not only seek immediate medical attention, but you should also make sure that you are able to recover damages for your injury in the event they were caused by another individual’s negligent behavior. If you have ever been hurt in an auto accident or from medical malpractice, contact Campbell & Associates today for a free consultation with one of our North Carolina injury attorneys.