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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit: How an Attorney Can Help

 

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is devastating because it permanently alters your life and affects the wellbeing of your family. Like a stroke or another trauma, a TBI can cause permanent brain damage. You may have to relearn how to perform basic life functions such as walking, talking, reading, feeding yourself, using the restroom, putting on your clothes and driving a car. These functions of being an independent adult can take time to regain following an injury.

TBIs do not always show up as clear symptoms. Even though a list of symptoms is provided below, the damage is not always obvious. A person who has been hit in the head may have nausea and cannot tolerate bright light. They may endure major mood swings yet show no other signs or symptoms.

This is one of the main reasons why TBI symptoms can be so difficult to depict. These injuries may not be as serious as those produced by acute head trauma, yet they may still be disabling.

 

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you may be eligible to recover damages. A Duque Law attorney can help.

 

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to brain damage that is caused by physical trauma. TBI can occur when there is a blow to the head or violent shaking (resulting in a closed brain injury) or when something penetrates the head and damages the brain tissue (causing an open head injury).

There are a number of causes of brain injury, including car and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, and assault. Brain injuries resulting from near-drowning, strokes, aneurisms and seizures can also occur when a victim experiences air deprivation or certain medical conditions. These are called Acquired Brain Injuries (ABIs). The effects of an ABI are similar to or the same as those of TBIs, but the cause is internal, as opposed to an external force to the head.

 

Severity

Traumatic brain injury severity is commonly described as mild, moderate, or severe. Injury severity is traditionally based on duration of loss of consciousness and/or coma rating scale or score, post-traumatic amnesia (PTA), and brain imaging results. Mild, moderate, and severe TBI may be characterized as follows:

 

Symptoms

Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness.

Mild TBI

 

Moderate and Severe TBI

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