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Scott Carr Discusses Traumatic Brain Injuries

Watch as Scott Carr, Attorney at Law, discusses traumatic brain injuries with Good Day Tulsa.

The 3 main symptoms that we observe are:

  1. Physical symptoms: you can have many physical symptoms from a TBI such as headaches, vision issues, blurry vision, double vision, ringing in your ears, fatigue, and loss of balance or coordination.
  2. Cognitive symptoms: a person suffering from a TBI might be more forgetful or have difficulty concentrating and sometimes they have brain fog or lack of sharpness. They don’t have the same mental capacity as they did before.
  3. Emotional symptoms: most suffering from a TBI don’t feel like the same person as they were before. They may be more irritable or may have a personality change. They may feel anxious or depressed.

Can you get a traumatic brain injury without something physically hitting your head?

A violent jostling or jarring of the head is enough to cause a TBI. The brain has a soft almost gelatinous-like consistency and the inside of the skull has a number of sharp and bony edges. If you have a whiplash type of event, the brain can move within the skull. Those sharp, bony ridges can damage the brain and lead to hemorrhages or bleeding.

Can you have a TBI without it showing up on a CT Scan or MRI in the ER?

The goal of a CT Scan in the ER is to determine if you are someone who needs emergency brain surgery, not to determine if you have another type of TBI that will affect you long-term.

If you have been injured, our Oklahoma traumatic brain injury lawyers can help. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury office near you in Oklahoma City or Tulsa for a free consultation.

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Brain Injury in Children and Infants

Brain injuries are very difficult to diagnose, and this is especially true in infants and children. The symptoms of brain injuries are often not apparent for days, and the symptoms of brain injuries resemble many other kinds of injuries. Even in adults, traumatic brain injuries are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. When brain injuries are not diagnosed in a timely fashion, the consequences can be quite serious. Continue reading “Brain Injury in Children and Infants”

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