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Usually, traumatic brain injury occurs from a violent jolt to the head or body, in cases where a bullet or a shattered bone from the skull can penetrate the brain tissue and can cause a traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.

Physical Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Victims who suffer from a mild traumatic brain injury may experience temporary brain cell affects. Mild traumatic brain injury can include these signs and symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headache
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Loss of consciousness for short intervals
  • Problems with speech
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sensory issues (blurred vision, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, changes inability to smell)
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Memory or concentration issues
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Memory or concentration issues
  • Mood changes
  • Depression or anxiety, and more

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

This brain trauma sometimes includes the same signs and symptoms, as seen in mild traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms appear within the first hours to days after the injury, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness for minutes to hours
  • Persistent or worsening headache
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eye
  • Loss of coordination
  • Clear fluids draining from ears or nose
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in toes and fingers
  • Loss of coordination
  • Profound confusion
  • Combativeness, agitation, or unusual behavior
  • Coma
  • Slurred speech, and more

Personal Injury Law

It is imperative to find the best and most experienced attorneys if you or a loved one has experienced injury due to someone else’s negligence. Some examples that occur much too often are:

  • Vehicle-related collisions
  • Slips or falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Violence
  • Dangerous workplaces
  • The violence or lack of safety caused by others
  • Faulty products, handrails, walkways, and more

Swor & Gatto Personal Injury Lawyers

The Swor & Gatto Minnesota personal injury attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable about assisting injury victims and supporting the families of those who have lost their lives because someone else was acting safely. As sad as it is to say, even those who have been given the task of taking care of others, such as doctors, nurses, and first responders, can, in some cases, make the wrong choice and cause a patient’s harm or death.

Assisting Our Clients is Our Top Priority

When a client or a client’s loved one suffers a catastrophic injury such a brain trauma, we work diligently to retrieve the necessary resources that must be available to do all that can be done for the victim. In most cases, we have had the good fortune of providing payment for lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and most other costs and damages. That is what successful attorneys can do. Because of our knowledge of insurance law, trial procedure, evidence exploration, and  Minnesota law, we are grateful to obtain the most appropriate compensations for our clients.

Swor & Gatto — Attorneys-at-Law

If you have been the victim of a personal injury situation, please call us for a free consultation. Contact our St. Paul, Minnesota, personal injury office, and allow us to complete our intake form for you immediately. If you can’t come to our offices, one of our attorneys will come to you at your home or in the hospital. We can guide you through the murky waters that sometimes appear in the legal arena.