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Brain injury a special challenge for children

According to the Mayo Clinic, dealing with traumatic brain injury in children can present distinct challenges. That’s because infants and young children may lack the communication skills to report symptoms connected to the condition, such as headaches, sensory problems and confusion.

So adults may have to look out for external symptoms linked to traumatic brain injury in children. The Mayo clinic recommends taking a child to a doctor if he or she has suffered a significant blow to the head or body, particularly if it causes behavioral changes.

You should seek emergency medical care if there are any signs or symptoms of traumatic brain injury following a recent blow or other injury to the head. Symptoms include:

  • A change in eating or nursing habits
  • Persistent crying, and an inability to be consoled
  • Unusual or easy irritability
  • A change in the child’s ability to pay attention
  • A change in sleeping habits
  • A noticeably sad or depressed mood
  • A loss of interest in favorite toys or favorite activities

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, check with Lopez McHugh for a free consultation to see what your legal options are.

See more information about traumatic brain injury here:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/traumatic-brain-injury/DS00552