Traumatic Brain Injuries – Houston Brain Injury Lawyer
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) have identified traumatic brain injuries as a health epidemic. Each year in the U.S. 1 Million people suffer a concussion, 300,000 of which result in serious long term injuries.
Statistics show that 33% of concussions are missed in emergency room examinations. Mild traumatic brain injuries may not show up on a cat scan or an MRI.
A mild traumatic brain injury is defined as a brief period of being dazed or disoriented, or a brief loss of consciousness. A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can have serious and long lasting symptoms.
The risk is elevated if you have sustained a previous concussion.
Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury include fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, concentration problems, forgetfulness, depression, extreme frustration, and even personality changes.
A qualified neuro-psychologist can perform testing to asses brain function deficits and can recommend therapy to help you cope with this injury.