What Are Moderate and Severe Brain Injuries?
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For a traumatic brain injury to be considered severe, a patient will score less than eight on the Glasgow Coma Scale or be in a coma for a duration longer than six hours. These injuries have a tremendous impact on the lives of victims, harming everything from their emotional state and cognitive abilities to their ability to function independently. These injuries often result in significant lifestyle changes and the need for life care planning.
On the Glasgow Coma Scale, used to describe post-traumatic states of altered consciousness on a scale of mild to deep coma, a rating of from nine to 12 indicates a moderate traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms and side effects of moderate TBI include changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, memory loss and loss of concentration. In many cases, people who suffer a moderate TBI find it difficult to return to work and function on a day-to-day basis as they did prior to the injury.
Brain injuries involving concussions, hemorrhage, coma or other meaningful loss of consciousness are usually diagnosed as having a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is nothing “moderate” about these injuries, as they can leave their victims with complications such as loss of senses, decreased control of motor function, fatigue, seizures, paralysis, loss of memory and coma.
At Kreeger Law Firm, we understand the toll these injuries take not only on their victims but also on the family members of victims. The recovery process is difficult, and it is crucial to have experienced legal counsel capable of holding negligent parties accountable for the damages they have caused.
Our team has more than 25 years of personal injury experience. Call 916-782-8400 to discuss your moderate to severe TBI with a compassionate and experienced Sacramento brain injury lawyer.