The 3 Degrees of a Traumatic Brain Injury

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The most common type of traumatic brain injury is known as a mild TBI, often called a concussion. The symptoms of a concussion are usually short term and decrease and disappear over a few weeks with plenty of rest and proper medical care. A concussion may produce mild headaches, dizzy spells, a short loss of consciousness, and blurred vision.

A moderate TBI may require more substantial medical treatment such as X-rays to check for bone fractures and spinal cord injuries or a CT scan to monitor the brain’s soft tissue. To prevent a moderate TBI from becoming a severe TBI the victim should be monitored to ensure a good supply of oxygen and blood are reaching the brain to minimize brain damage.

When you suffer from a severe TBI you run the risk of experiencing seizures or convulsions, bouts of nausea and vomiting, prolonged periods of unconsciousness, and difficulty with motor control. Severe TBIs can often result in permanent damage and raise your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

The costs-emotionally, physically and financially can be devastating to a family, especially when the TBI was suffered due to the negligent actions of another party. When someone else’s negligence caused your head injury you may need to file a Kentucky personal injury claim to recover damages related to your TBI.

It’s important to understand how serious a traumatic brain injury can be to the victim and their family. This can be a life-altering injury that may result in permanent disability, extended recovery time and loss of work, and even death. A Kentucky brain injury attorney can help your family seek the compensation you deserve. 

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