Symptoms & Signs of Head Injuries/Brain Injuries December 28, 2009

The symptoms and signs of head injuries in children vary depending on the specific type, severity, and location of the injuries involved, but some of the neurological symptoms common among head- or brain-injured children are listed below (adapted from the Community Connect to Research site):

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • seizures or convulsions
  • unresponsiveness
  • drowsiness
  • loss of consciousness or “passing out”
  • confusion
  • memory loss
  • slurred speech
  • vomiting or nausea
  • problems walking
  • numbness, weakness, or even paralysis in part of the body
  • problems with coordination
  • aggressive or irrational behavior.

Some of the physical signs often associated with child head injuries are the following:

  • bleeding from the ear
  • discoloration (black and blue) behind the ear or around the eyes
  • clear fluid coming out of the nose (often indicating a skull fracture)
  • a dent where the impact occurred
  • a cut, bump, or bruise on the head
  • a bulge at the soft spot between the skull bones (in infants).

As illustrated in the above-listed symptoms, head injuries are often serious and require close medical attention and care.  If you believe that your child has suffered a head or brain injury and you have questions for child brain injury attorney Chris Keane, feel free to contact him online or by phone at 1-888-592-KIDS.  As a father of two himself and advocate for injured and abused children, he will answer your questions for free regarding your unique situation.

This post was written by Logan on December 28, 2009
Posted Under: Medical Information Regarding Child Brain Injuries

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