3 TBI Categories: Mild, Moderate, and Severe
There are three categories of traumatic brain injuries: mild, moderate, and severe. Unfortunately, these are some of the most severe injuries you can sustain. You may experience some long-term symptoms that impact your entire life.
Recognize the symptoms to know what type of treatment you need, as well as how severe your symptoms are. Below, you’ll learn about the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries and those that are more severe.
Mild TBI Symptoms
Mild traumatic brain injuries are most commonly concussions that result from your brain rattling within your skull. This impact causes your brain to suffer tissue bruising, brain bleeds, or more. However, the most common symptoms associated with mild TBIs include the following:
- Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes
- Disorientation and confusion
- Consistent and chronic headaches
- Memory retention problems
- Speech issues
- Behavioral and sleep pattern changes
Moderate and Severe TBI Symptoms
If you suffer a more severe traumatic brain injury, the symptoms can cause physical and mental disabilities. You may have trouble completing specific tasks and suffer from a long period of unconsciousness, sometimes lasting hours.
Here are a few of the symptoms you may experience after a moderate or severe TBI:
- Seizures and convulsions
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numbness in toes and fingers
- Combative behavior
- Lasting confusion and memory issues
- Long-term and worsening headaches
In the most severe cases, you may suffer a coma because of the traumatic brain injury.
Negligence is often one of the causes of traumatic brain injuries. When someone else’s actions result in harm, you have the right to file a claim against the responsible party to pursue compensation. A brain injury requires you to go through therapy, medical treatment, and more. You need help getting through the financial burden, and legal action is a step in the right direction.
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our Sacramento brain injury lawyers are committed to your rights and options. Trust that we’ll be your voice to pursue justice from the negligent party.
Discuss your case with our team today. Call (916) 520-6639.