HEAD, BRAIN & SPINAL CORD
INJURIES

    Traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries are often permanent, life-changing, and affect the lives of
    both victims and their families. These injuries may have happened because of others' actions,and can
    may involve:

    physician or surgical error,
    birth injury,
    automobile collisions,
    motorcycle or bicycle collisions,
    construction site occurrences,
    vehicle and pedestrian accidents
    playground accidents,
    chemical, environmental or workplace exposures,
    defective workplace or household products,
    recreational equipment or machinery failures.

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when something outside the body hits the head with significant
    force. Whether it is a head hitting the windshield during a car accident, an impact from a fall, head
    injuries received during sports or other recreational activities , or trauma from a nearby blast or
    explosion, TBI can cause changes in a person’s ability to think, control emotions, walk, or speak, and can
    also affect sense of sight or hearing.

    TBI can be mild to severe. Mild traumatic brain injury refers to brief changes in or loss of consciousness.
    Severe traumatic brain injury refers to longer periods of unconsciousness and memory loss around the
    event. While it may be easier to diagnose moderate to severe TBI, changes caused by any TBI could
    significantly affect many areas of a person’s life.

    TBI can result in changes in a person’s physical functioning, thinking abilities or cognitive function, and
    behavioral effects and they are often interrelated. These effects sometimes cause other difficulties such
    as sleeping problems, depression, and anxiety.

    Physical symptoms and effects may include:

    Headaches
    Difficulty speaking
    Blurry eyesight
    Trouble hearing
    Loss of energy
    Change in sense of taste or smell
    Dizziness or trouble with balance
    Cognitive effects may include:
    Difficulty concentrating
    Trouble with attention
    Forgetfulness
    Difficulty making decisions
    Repeating things
    Behavioral effects may include:
    Becoming angry easily
    Getting frustrated easily
    Acting without thinking
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