Brain Injury:

Symptoms of Severe Brain Injury

If you or someone you know may have a serious brain injury, immediately contact emergency service personnel. A person with severe brain injury may exhibit some of these symptoms. the list is not meant to be exhaustive:

  • A headache lasting more than 6 hours after trauma
  • Inability to stay awake
  • Nausea or vomiting several hours following the trauma
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dissimilar pupils
  • Confusion, dizziness, and/or incoherence
  • Watery blood or a clear fluid coming from the ears and/or nose
  • Severe bleeding of the scalp
  • Double vision
  • Seizures