The relationship between
traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a variety of health conditions depend on the type and severity of
injury. However, TBI is a chronic health condition which has long-term
effects on the overall health for some individuals.
Types of TBI
TBI is classified into two categories: mild and severe.
A mild TBI occurs if loss of consciousness or confusion, and disorientation
is shorter than 30 minutes. Although MRI and CAT scans are typically normal,
the person has cognitive issues, such as headaches, critical thinking
difficulties, memory loss, attention deficits, mood swings, and frustration.
Even with mild TBI, a person’s life can change dramatically, affecting
family, job, and social interaction.
A severe TBI is associated with the loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes
and memory loss after the injury or penetrating skull injury longer than
24 hours. The consequences range from impairment of higher level cognitive
functions to comatose states. Survivors often have limited function of
the limbs, loss of thinking ability, abnormal speech or language, or emotional
issues. For those who experienced a severe TBI, long-term rehabilitation
is required to maximize function and independence.
Suffered a TBI Caused by Negligence?
The Weinstein Firm, LLC, we understand the long-term effects of TBI and its devastating consequences
on both the victim and their family. Whether you suffered an injury in
an auto accident or due to medical malpractice, our Atlanta personal injury
attorney is prepared to recover the monetary damages necessary to make
the best recovery possible and provide aid for the long-term effects.
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