Subtle Brain Injury

Sometimes, a brain injury is not immediately apparent. When someone suffers a subtle brain injury, the symptoms and consequences may not be apparent for many days, or even weeks.

As time passes after a subtle brain injury, certain physical, cognitive and behavioral effects may become apparent. The symptoms of this type of brain injury include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Concentration problems
  • Speech problems
  • Uncoordinated movement
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Subtle brain injuries are usually defined by a loss of consciousness lasting less than 30 minutes; however, there may be no loss of consciousness. Anytime someone loses consciousness, displays an altered mental state or memory loss, a brain injury ought to be suspected.

Brain injuries caused by accidents often present an impossible situation for the victim. Even if you had no responsibility in causing the accident, you will be left facing mounting medical bills and lost wages while simultaneously attempting to recover from a catastrophic injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury because of someone else's negligence in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced injury attorneys at Wapner Newman – with offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Marlton and West Conshohocken – to schedule a free consultation.