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Each year, nearly 100,000 Americans have some form of brain injury. There are two different categories of brain injury: (1) open brain injury and (2) closed brain injury. Open brain injury involves brain injuries that result when the skull comes in direct contract with a hard object or surface. Open brain injury usually results in the fracturing of the skull. On the other hand, closed brain injury does not involve fracturing of the skull but, it can be more dangerous in that it may lead to brain swelling and internal bleeding. Therefore, not all forms of brain injury involve visible injury to the head. If a person suffered a closed brain injury, it may be difficult to detect the injury. To determine whether a person suffered a severe brain injury, the following symptoms should be noted:

  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Change in Pupil Size
  • Immobility of the limbs
  • Convulsions/Seizures
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Shallow breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Fluid drainage from mouth, nose, and/or ears
  • Personality changes
  • Lack of coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness

If you or a loved one ever suffers from damage to the brain, or any of these brain injury symptoms, contact a health professional for immediate assistance. Secondly, if you feel that the injury was caused by negligence of a third party, contact a brain injury attorney to discuss your legal rights.

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