Identifying Moderate to Severe TBI Symptoms After a Kentucky Accident

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If your loved one suffered a head injury and lost consciousness for anywhere from 20 minutes to 6 hours, they may have sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). If they lost consciousness for more than 6 hours, it is likely the traumatic brain injury is severe.

Those with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can experience the following: 

  • Cognitive deficits: attention, concentration, memory, ability to process language
  • Speech and language problems: inability to understand the spoken word, slurred speech, speaking too fast or too slow, difficulty reading, difficulty writing
  • Sensory problems: difficulty interpreting touch, movement, temperature and limb position
  • Vision problems: partial or complete vision loss, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurred vision
  • Hearing problems: ringing in the ears, loss of hearing, sensitivity to sound
  • Physical changes: paralysis, chronic pain, bowel and bladder problems, appetite changes, problems with body temperature regulation
  • Social-emotional disturbances: dependent behavior, irritability, aggression, and depression

Severe TBIs can also cause seizures and a loss of the ability to taste and smell.

The cost of treating a severe traumatic brain injury can reach upwards of $3 million. If your loved one suffered a severe TBI in a car accident in Kentucky, you should speak with a Louisville personal injury attorney. Your attorney will discuss issues of negligence and, if possible, help you pursue damages for the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury in a personal injury claim. 

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