According to a recent study, roughly 2.5% of children under 17 in the United States have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, there is a chance that this number is higher as it’s unlikely that all cases get reported to medical professionals. In addition, a TBI may have many negative impacts on children in Virginia and elsewhere, such as problems learning or developing physically.
Possible symptoms of a TBI
There may be many clues parents or others can look for when determining if a child has a head injury. For example, children who have incurred a blow to the head may have frequent headaches or complain of being dizzy. Furthermore, TBI victims may have vision issues, sensitivity to light or problems balancing for extended periods. If you suspect a child is injured, it’s generally best to alert a school nurse or someone else who may be able to evaluate that child’s condition.
A TBI may cause changes in behavior
A brain injury may have subtle impacts on a child’s mood or behavior that are similar to other conditions. For example, a blow to the head may make a child more anxious about going to school or lead to bouts of depression. It may also cause a child to lose interest in sports, scouting or other programs.
If your child has incurred a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation on your child’s behalf. This claim might be valid if the damage occurred because another person acted negligently toward your son or daughter. In addition, compensation may make it easier to pay for any long-term medical needs your kid may have and make up for other damages incurred.