Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can affect victims very differently depending on the severity and classification of the injury.
Below, our Kansas City and Topeka personal injury attorneys discuss the three classifications of TBIs.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Most TBIs result from blunt force trauma or oxygen deprivation. When the trauma is less severe, the victim may be left with a TBI that can be classified as mild.
Specifically, TBIs are classified as mild when the following occur:
Loss of consciousness from a few seconds to a few minutes
No loss of consciousness, but a feeling of being dazed or disoriented
Nausea or vomiting
Fatigue or drowsiness
In most cases, mild TBIs require no treatment other than proper rest. It is very important that mild TBI victims heed their doctors’ instructions and do not return to activity sooner than is safe. Failure to do so increases the risk of a second, more debilitating injury.
Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Moderate and severe TBIs are much more serious. These injuries often occur in devastating accidents including car accidents, sports accidents, assaults, and more.
TBIs are classified as moderate or severe when the following occur:
Loss of consciousness from a few minutes to a few hours
Persistent headache or headache that worsens
Repeated nausea or vomiting
Convulsions or seizures
Victims who suffer a moderate or severe TBI do not have as positive a prognosis as those who suffer a mild TBI.
Often, moderate or severe TBI victims experience lifelong symptoms, cannot return to work, and may require live-in care.
This can amount to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.
Suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury in an Accident? Contact Us Today
If you suffered from a TBI in an accident caused by someone else, you should not have to pay for your sudden expenses out of your own pocket. At DiPasquale Moore, our team is well-equipped to take on your case and help you recover the maximum possible compensation.
Contact us today at (816) 888-7500 to schedule a free consultation.