Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Look at Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as brain damage caused by trauma. Due to the brain’s complexity, this type of injury offers a broad range of symptoms. These symptoms are often unique to the individual and may take days or months to appear. It is common for individuals suffering TBI to not even realize they have been injured.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild TBI is characterized by periods of loss of consciousness or disorientation lasting less than 30 minutes. Other symptoms may include headache, memory loss, loss of attention and mood swings. The symptoms of mild TBI have the possibility of remaining unnoticed, but the effects can be divisive for you and your family members. 

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Severe TBI is characterized by a significant head injury and may include penetration of the skull. You may experience loss of higher brain function and may lapse into a comatose state. Severe TBI may result in death. Survivors may experience loss or reduction of speech, thought processes or use of limbs. The long-term effects of severe TBI can include difficulty with employment, relationships and social interactions.

Legal Representation

Traumatic brain injuries can impact your life to varying degrees. Physical, emotional and financial implications are difficult to determine and may not manifest themselves for days, months or even years. To ensure adequate and just compensation, you should contact an attorney experienced in TBI cases.

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