There are numerous ways a person in Nevada could suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For example, a person could suffer a TBI slipping on a spill on a grocery store floor. Or, a person could suffer a TBI after being involved in a motor vehicle accident or a sporting accident. It is important to understand that while some TBIs are mild, others are severe and can cause long-lasting damage. When that happens, a person may want to determine whether litigation is appropriate.
A person with a severe TBI could lose consciousness temporarily, experience persistent headaches, have seizures and have weakness or numbness in their extremities. They could experience a loss of coordination. They could be very confused, agitated or combative. They could also slur their speech.
Severe TBIs could result in complications that, in addition to the initial TBI, could cause a person further harm. A person with a severe TBI could experience an altered state of consciousness. For example, they could fall into a coma, a vegetative state, a minimally conscious state or even brain death, which is generally irreversible. A person with a severe TBI could also suffer seizures, fluid buildup in the brain, infections, blood vessel damage, headaches and vertigo.
If a person develops any of these complications, they could last anywhere from weeks to months after the initial TBI. Unfortunately, this could negatively impact not only a person’s health, but also their ability to work and live a normal life. If a person’s TBI was caused by the negligent actions of another, he or she may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.