I know I’m probably being a worrywart, but I’m so afraid that my son, who’s playing football for his Louisville high school team, will end up with a brain injury. What symptoms should I be alert for?

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It never hurts to be informed. If you know the signs of brain injury, you will be much more likely to keep the severity to a minimum. Time is of the essence when treating brain injuries.

According to WebMD, symptoms of brain damage fall into four categories.

Cognitive Symptoms

  • difficulty processing information, expressing thoughts, and understanding others;
  • a shortened attention span;
  • the inability to understand abstract concepts;
  • difficulty making decisions; and
  • loss of memory.

Perceptual Symptoms

  • a change in vision, hearing, or sense of touch;
  • disorders of smell and taste;
  • spatial disorientation;
  • trouble sensing the concept of time;
  • lack of balance; and
  • increased sensitivity to pain.

Physical Symptoms

  • continual headaches;
  • heightened mental or physical fatigue;
  • paralysis;
  • seizures;
  • tremors;
  • sensitivity to light;
  • difficulty sleeping;
  • speech problems; and
  • loss of consciousness.

Behavioral/Emotional Symptoms

  • irritability and impatience;
  • sluggishness;
  • less stress tolerance;
  • noticeably flat or heightened emotional reactions;
  • denial that anything is wrong; and
  • increased aggressiveness.

If someone’s actions or negligence led to your loved one’s brain injury in Kentucky, contact Gray and White Law. Call us at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456, and we’ll set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation with you.