Brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children. Children are more susceptible to these types of injuries than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year almost half a million children are treated at emergency rooms for brain injuries, and over 2,000 die from their injuries.
Any head injury can produce the possibility of trauma to the brain. In some cases, symptoms may be seen right away, while others can take hours or even days to appear. Each brain injury is different, depending on how severely the brain was hurt and what part of the brain was traumatized. Some common symptoms of brain injuries include swelling, headaches, confusion, trouble concentrating, nausea, loss of consciousness, changes in vision, trouble balancing, sensitivity to noise and light, and more.
If a brain trauma is suspected, the child may have diagnostic tests or scans done, which can help determine if the brain has swelling, hemorrhaging, or other damage. Depending on what type of injury has occurred, the child may simply need rest, or surgery may be required.
Many children who suffer brain injuries will have lifelong disabilities. Those disabilities can be very expensive and can negatively affect the rest of your child’s life. If your child has suffered a brain injury, you should speak with an attorney in order to pursue compensation for your child. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.