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Be vigilant about brain injuries if your child is hit in the head

A brain injury is hard to deal with under the best of circumstances. When your child is the person who suffered the injury, it can be very difficult to determine what needs to happen. If you know that your child has had a hit to the head or another incident that could lead to a brain injury, you need to keep a close eye on him or her.

There are some signs that mean your child needs medical care right away. One of the most obvious is that your child loses consciousness. You also need to pay close attention to how your child is behaving. A little one who has a head injury might be more clingy than normal.

Since nausea and vomiting are signs of a brain injury, you should watch for those in the days after the accident. Being unable to concentrate or being unresponsive are also signs that your child could have a brain injury.

Children are sometimes able to cope with changes in their body better than adults. You should make sure that you are keeping a close eye on the child in the days after the accident. It is best to be safer rather than sorry. This means you should seek medical care for your child if you have even an inkling that something it amiss.

There are some accidents that are due to the actions of others. If this is how your child was injured, consider seeking compensation for the issue. It won't take away your child's suffering but it could help you recover the financial impacts that come with an injured kid.

Source: Kid's Health, "Concussions," accessed April 26, 2018

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