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Potential causes and signs of a serious brain injury

Certain injuries can create hardships in life that challenge a person's ability to perform everyday tasks. While many injuries can have such potentially devastating consequences, one of the most difficult to endure might be a brain injury. Individuals in Illinois and elsewhere may find it beneficial to know the potential causes and signs of brain injuries, as catching a similar condition in the early stages may help avoid unnecessary suffering.

While motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries are two common causes of such injuries, a person can also suffer a severe brain injury due to the negligence of a medical professional and/or facility. Negligence in the medical field, whether during a surgical procedure or labor, has been the cause of countless brain injuries throughout time. However, knowing the potential causes may only be half the battle, as similar injuries may also be difficult to detect, especially since some symptoms could take time to appear.

Injuries to the brain can manifest numerous symptoms, such as severe headaches and/or dizziness. These injuries can also lead to loss of vision and/or memory, which can be challenging to overcome. Brain injuries can range from temporary to long-term or permanent conditions, the latter of which may spur a need for a lifetime of treatment.

Those who suffer a serious brain injury may experience a significant change in quality of life, potentially accompanied with financial hardships that are often the result of extensive medical bills. If the negligent actions of a medical professional and/or facility are culpable for these injuries, the victim may wish to pursue compensation accordingly, but the process can be challenging to navigate alone. When facing a similar situation, a person in Illinois might choose to retain the services of an attorney for assistance in pursuing compensation through a claim against the party deemed culpable.

Source: Findlaw, "Brain Injury Symptoms and Diagnosis", Accessed on July 7, 2017

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