Certain precautions are taken to determine the type of head injury and eliminate the fact that brain injury also might have happened. Head injury requires immediate attention and assessments even if some of them don’t look potentially significant.
Following are some medical assessment and treatment that people having those are discharged from the hospital with head injury advice.
Symptoms of head injury to look for:
- Unusual breathing
- Visual problems such as blurred or double vision
- Arms and legs are weak
- Strange behavior, speaking or being understood
- Collapse or seizures and strange feelings
- Fluids or blood from ear or nose.
The advice given by a physician to a person with head injury:
- Keep someone with you for next 48 hours
- Keep away from alcohol or drugs
- Take plenty of rest
- Shouldn’t consume sleeping pills
- No sports for next three weeks
- Shouldn’t consume sedatives
- No driving motorcycle, bicycle or cars
A head injury is a trauma which can lead to scalp, brain or skill injuries. There are three types of head injuries primarily:
- Open: When force or pressure is applied to the head leading to fracture or displacement of the skull. It is related to breaking of a skull, and can be till brain, and doesn’t count as a brain injury.
- Closed: When the structure of the skull is unaffected by any injury to the head is called a closed injury.
- Concussion: This is a minor head injury. But it is also essential to keep a watch on the symptoms of a concussion. This can also mean brain injury depending on the symptoms it comes up with later on.
If you want to claim for head injury in the court, you should consult a lawyer who would help you in filing a lawsuit and will make sure that you get the correct compensation.