According to the CDC, over a million people suffer from a brain injury every year. Sometimes brain injuries result from a car accident, falls, sports participation, workplace accidents or even assault.
Physical trauma to the brain is sometimes difficult to detect and symptoms may not be apparent for several days or even weeks following an event. It does not take a major blow to the head to suffer brain injury – the symptoms may be subtle and the injury can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include confusion, memory loss, nausea, irritability, depression and more depending on the severity of the injury.
It is important to pay attention to any behavioral or physical changes you may experience following a head trauma and follow up with your medical care provider if you have concerns. If brain injury is suspected, a thorough neurological exam is warranted.
Contact an Experienced Iowa Head Injury Attorney
If you or a family member has sustained a head injury, neck or spinal cord injury in an accident at work or in a car accident, medical costs and reduced or lost wages while trying to recover can add up. You may want to consider a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim to recover monetary compensation for medical costs, wages, reduced quality of life and pain and suffering. Contact the Law Offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC at 515-244-1473 for answers to your questions following a head, neck or spinal injury.