My wife and I are having a difference of opinion on whether the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage would be obvious. My wife says it would be obvious; I say it wouldn’t. Who’s right?

You both are right. Some symptoms of a brain hemorrhage, or brain bleed, are severe and recognizable, whereas some may be overlooked or attributed to another, insignificant cause. If you experience any of these symptoms, which are listed on WebMD, go to the emergency room at the closest Kentucky hospital or call 9-1-1:

  • a sudden, severe headache;
  • a seizure, when you have no history of seizures;
  • weakness in the arm or leg;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • lethargy or loss of alertness;
  • vision changes;
  • numbness or tingling;
  • trouble speaking or understanding the speech of others;
  • difficulty swallowing;
  • trouble reading or writing;
  • hand tremors, or other problems with fine-motor skills;
  • loss of coordination or balance;
  • an abnormal sense of taste; or
  • loss of consciousness.

Many symptoms of a brain bleed may result from other causes, but if you have or believe you have any of the following conditions, you should be especially suspicious of brain hemorrhage:

  • head trauma;
  • high blood pressure;
  • aneurysm;
  • blood vessel abnormalities;
  • amyloid angiopathy;
  • blood disorders;
  • liver disease; or
  • brain tumor.

If someone’s actions have caused an injury to your head, contact a Louisville brain injury lawyer. Call Gray and White Law at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456. We’ll set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation.