A person with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) loses consciousness anywhere between a few seconds and 10 minutes. Most people turn pale and have loss of memory. They do not remember what happened shortly before or after the injury. They often experience confusion, headaches, lightheadedness, blurred vision, dizziness, tired eyes, and ringing in the ears. They also experience bad taste in the mouth, fatigue, changed sleeping patterns, and mood or behavioral changes. They may also have trouble with memory, concentration, attention or thinking.
Some concussions may result in depression and erratic behavior, including paranoia. If you think you are suffering from a head injury and have not consulted a doctor, please do so immediately. If you are injured from the negligence of someone else, and have questions, feel free to call an experience lawyer for help. We will be glad to answer and legal questions you may have.
Like a mild TBI, a moderate brain injury is diagnosed only when there is a change in mental status at the time of the injury. However, the loss of consciousness lasts from a few minutes to a few hours. The injured individual can suffer from confusion that may last from days to weeks. A typical characteristic is physical, cognitive and/or behavioral impairments lasting for months. It can also be permanent. Injured people with moderate TBI generally can make a good recovery with treatment. They can also learn to successfully learn to compensate for their deficits.
Many of the symptoms of mild TBI are present with moderate TBI. This may include worsening headaches, repeated nausea and vomiting, inability to waken from sleep, restlessness, pupil dilation and altered speech. It could also include weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, agitation and potentially convulsions or seizures
– Article By Richard Weaver