One of the most common causes of serious brain injury is trauma from a significant fall or a motor vehicle accident. Trauma to the brain (traumatic brain injury, or TBI) can cause bleeding, bruising and swelling of the brain, tearing of brain tissue, shearing of the brain stem and damage to nerves. Anoxic brain injury occurs from a lack of oxygen, which may occur during childbirth, while under anesthesia or during a stroke or heart attack.
Signs of brain injury include:
- Vomiting or nausea
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Loss of control, function, movement or weakness of any extremity or muscle group
- Confusion or agitation
- Sensory changes
- Mood, behavior or personality changes
- Loss of coordination
- Changes in thinking ability
- See also, the Trauma Triad
To learn more about how a personal injury lawyer at Powers & Santola, LLP., can help you achieve financial recovery for a brain injury, contact us online or call us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany office (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020).