When your doctor diagnosed you with a mild brain injury, she was basing the diagnosis on the severity of your symptoms immediately following the impact, not your prognosis or recovery time. Even with what is considered to be a mild brain injury, your road to recovery could be long and hard.
With a mild brain injury, you might not realize right away that you suffered any brain injury. The impact to your head may have been slight and you might not have felt any immediate symptoms. But several days later, problems such as dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and confusion could start. Even if you felt fine at first, if you are later diagnosed with a mild brain injury, you may need expensive and long-term rehab and you may want to hold the property where you fell liable for your damages.
Many people with mild brain damage experience long-term problems over months or even for the rest of their lives. These could problems include:
- Frequent low grade headaches
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Inability to concentrate
- A tendency to fatigue easily
- Intolerance of loud noises and bright lights
- Anxiety and depression
- Irrational irritability and frustration
Your recuperation can be just as arduous and long as if you had a severe brain injury. Some people never recover completely from a mild brain injury.
If you or a family member has experienced a brain injury as a result of a slip and fall accident or has been hit in an automobile accident, we’re here to help. Find answers to your other brain injury questions in our FAQ section.