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Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

This list is not all inclusive of all TBI symptoms.  Also, a victim who suffers a TBI may have very few of these symptoms and still have a very serious and permanent TBI.

  • Loss of simple movement of various body parts.
  • Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multi-stepped tasks, such as making coffee.
  • Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others.
  • Loss of flexibility in thinking.
  • Persistence of a single thought.
  • Inability to focus on task .
  • Mood changes.
  • Changes in social behavior.
  • Changes in personality.
  • Difficulty with problem solving.
  • Inability to express language.
  • Inability to attend to more than one object at a time.
  • Inability to name an object.
  • Inability to locate the words for writing.
  • Problems with reading.
  • Difficulty with drawing objects.
  • Difficulty in distinguishing left from right.
  • Difficulty with doing mathematics.
  • Lack of awareness of certain body parts and/or surrounding space that leads to difficulties in self-care.
  • Inability to focus visual attention.
  • Difficulties with eye and hand coordination.
  • Defects in vision.
  • Difficulty with locating objects in environment.
  • Difficulty with identifying colors.
  • Production of hallucinations.
  • Visual illusions – inaccurately seeing objects.
  • Word blindness – inability to recognize words.
  • Difficulty in recognizing drawn objects.
  • Inability to recognize the movement of object .
  • Difficulties with reading and writing.
  • Difficulty in recognizing faces .
  • Difficulty in understanding spoken words .
  • Disturbance with selective attention to what we see and hear.
  • Difficulty with identification of, and verbalization about objects.
  • Short term memory loss.
  • Interference with long term memory.
  • Increased and decreased interest in sexual behavior.
  • Inability to catagorize objects.
  • Right lobe damage can cause persistent talking.
  • Increased aggressive behavior.
  • Decreased vital capacity in breathing, important for speech.
  • Swallowing food and water.
  • Difficulty with organization/perception of the environment.
  • Problems with balance and movement.
  • Dizziness and nausea.
  • Sleeping difficulties.
  • Loss of ability to coordinate fine movements.
  • Loss of ability to walk.
  • Inability to reach out and grab objects.
  • Tremors.
  • Dizziness.
  • Slurred Speech.
  • Inability to make rapid movements.

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.