What Seniors Should Know About Traumatic Brian Injuries

With the advances in modern medicine and the advent of life expectancies increasing in Los Angeles and across the United States a greater portion of the population is reaching ages not often seen before. With older age comes a specific set of health challenges and distinct risks that need to be understood and avoided.

One of the most prevalent is a traumatic brain injury or TBI for short. A traumatic brain injury occurs when a blow to the head is incurred that changes the way the brain processes information and how it operates. These types of head injuries are especially threatening to older adults because their bodies heal slower in comparison to young adults.

Some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury in seniors are:

  • A mild headache that persists
  • Having a greater amount of trouble than normal remembering and concentrating
  • A loss of balance accompanied by lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision and eyes that tire easily
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Erratic mood changes that include being quick to anger or sadness
  • An increased sensitivity to light and sound

If any of these symptoms have presented themselves after hitting the head, then a traumatic brain injury may have occurred. Only a physician can diagnose this, however, and seeking medical attention is crucial. When you visit the doctor by sure to explain any medication that the injured patient is taking, especially blood thinning medication, such as Coumadin, as it can present a dangerous situation in conjunction with a head injury.

You May Be Eligible For Compensation
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.

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