Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe, and each classification of a traumatic brain injury has different consequences for a victim’s health and recovery. Learn about the various types of traumatic brain injuries to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Traumatic Brain Injury Classifications
It is important to keep in mind that the classification of traumatic brain injury a victim receives does not necessarily predict the recovery process the victim will experience. For example, some severe traumatic brain injury victims eventually recover from their injuries while some mild traumatic brain injury victims experience symptoms throughout the remainder of their lives.
Below are the three classifications of traumatic brain injuries and what victims may expect with each one:
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: This type of injury can occur with no loss of consciousness or very brief loss of consciousness, (or an altered state of consciousness) and often leaves the victim immediately feeling dazed or confused, after the event. Even though the medical literature refers to this a “mild” traumatic brain injury, it can have lifetime impacts.
- Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury: This type of injury causes a loss of consciousness for several minutes or several hours, and confusion which may last for weeks or months, immediately after the trauma. It too can cause a lifetime of symptoms.
- Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: This type of injury causes a loss of consciousness that lasts for days, weeks, or months, and can result in a coma or vegetative state. Victims of a severe traumatic brain injury often can no longer live independently or earn an income.
If you or someone you love has acquired a traumatic brain injury due to the recklessness of another, our Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to help. We have helped countless clients recover compensation to pay for their unexpected medical expenses following their accident and injury, and we are here to help you, too.
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