Generally referred to as a concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury is characterized by either a brief loss of consciousness or a feeling of confusion. Tests or scans often appear normal; however, the victim?s personality, memory, physical abilities, or other functions may be affected. Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury.
A moderate traumatic brain injury is caused by loss of consciousness that lasts from a few minutes to a few hours. The accompanying confusion can last from days to weeks, while physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional impairment can last for months or become permanent.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury usually involves a prolonged unconscious state or coma that lasts days, weeks, months, or even years. Typically, the longer an individual remains in a coma, the greater the amount of brain damage and the less promising the recovery. However, every traumatic brain injury is different, and every victim responds differently. Measuring the Severity of a Traumatic Brain Injury generally, the Glasgow Coma Scale is used to gage the severity of a traumatic brain injury. The Scale measures eye opening ability, verbal response, motor response, and other areas and gives each a score. These scores are then totaled and evaluated – the lower the score, the more severe the brain injury.The Glasgow Coma Scale is used as a preliminary evaluation tool to gauge the severity of a TBI. It measures post-trauma eye opening abilities, verbal responses and motor responses, assigning each area a score. The scores from each section are then added together for a total score – the lower the score, the worse the initial traumatic brain injury.
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering (such as grief, fright, anxiety, humiliation, and depression)
- Permanent disability
- Mental impairment
- Earning capacity impairment
- Loss of profits
- Medical bills
- Interest due from money withheld
- Repair or replacement of property
- Acquired Brain Injury
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