The brain is one of the most important organs in the body. For this reason, every brain injury is serious. But some brain injuries are far more serious than others. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are classified as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the extent and location of the damage. Here’s what you need to know about each type of TBI:
Mild TBIs occur more often than moderate or severe TBIs. This type of injury is often characterized by a brief loss of consciousness that only lasts several seconds or minutes. However, it’s important to note that you may still have a mild TBI even if you never lose consciousness.
Mild TBI victims often experience memory loss that lasts for less than an hour. They can also experience dizziness, confusion, nausea, headaches, and many other physical symptoms.
Diagnosing a mild TBI is not easy. Mild TBIs are not visible on imaging tests, so doctors must diagnose patients based on the symptoms they report.
A blow to the head or violent shaking can cause a moderate TBI. If you sustain a moderate TBI, you will lose consciousness. The loss of consciousness may last for as little as a few minutes or as long as a few hours. In addition, moderate TBI victims can experience memory loss, confusion, and other physical, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms for days or weeks. Unfortunately, some moderate TBI victims will experience these symptoms for the rest of their lives.
Imaging tests are used to diagnose moderate TBIs. These tests allow doctors to assess the location and extent of the damage.
The most serious brain injury is a severe TBI, which often occurs as a result of an overwhelming blow or foreign object that penetrates the skull. Severe TBI victims lose consciousness for over 24 hours and may spend days, weeks, or even months in a coma.
Sadly, many severe TBIs are fatal. Non-fatal severe TBIs can lead to permanent cognitive, behavior, and physical changes. Even after months of rehabilitation, victims will never return to their pre-injury condition. For this reason, a severe TBI impacts every aspect of the victim’s life.
Have you suffered a brain injury in a tragic accident? If so, seek legal representation from attorney Martin Gasparian as soon as possible. Mr. Gasparian understands how a TBI can impact your life, which is why he works tirelessly to help TBI victims secure the compensation they deserve. Schedule a free consultation regarding your case by calling 559-203-3333 or submitting your information at MaisonLaw.com.