Understanding Mild vs. Severe Brain Injury Cases

Get compensated for suffering brain injury with Dressie Law Firm.

Explore the key differences between mild and severe brain injury cases, their long-term impacts, and how The Dressie Law Firm can guide you through the legal complexities.

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Mild and Severe Brain Injury

Are you or your loved one suffering from brain injury? It is essential you know the implications of brain injury and how you can get just compensation when traumatic brain injury, be it mild or severe, is caused by someone else’s action.

Understanding what to do when a brain injury occurs to your loved one will help you to know and take the proper steps promptly to secure compensation for the harm they suffer. Brain injury lawyers with experience handling personal injury cases can guide you on what to do and fight for a fair settlement for all sustained damages.

Our brain injury attorneys at Dressie Law Firm have extensive experience in dealing with personal injury cases, including brain injury cases. We will provide the needed guidance and practical assistance to ensure you get the best possible outcome in your brain injury case.

    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

    Brain injury is an imminent health challenge globally and the primary cause of trauma-related permanent or long-term disability. Traumatic brain injury involves a disruption in normal brain functioning, which can be caused by a blow, bump, jolt in the head, or a penetrating head injury.

    Traumatic brain injury severity ranges from mild to moderate to severe, depending on the severity of impact or the circumstance surrounding the accident or assault that caused it.

    Brain injuries can be caused in several ways. The common causes of traumatic brain injuries, be it mild or severe, include:

    • Car accidents

    • Medical malpractice

    • Slip and fall accidents

    • Sport injuries

    • Assault or any act of violence

    Mild vs. Severe Brain Injuries

    Various determinants, such as the clinical presentation and prognosis, are used to classify brain injury depending on the individual nature of the injury. Brain injury can be mild or severe based on neurobehavioral deficits or advanced imaging findings after the injury is sustained.

    Mild traumatic brain injury is usually referred to as concussion. Mild traumatic brain injuries often result from non-penetrating head injuries. Some of the common symptoms of mild TBI include:

    • Headache

    • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds

    • State of confusion or disorientation

    • Mood swings or mood changes

    • Fatigue and drowsiness

    • Concentration problems

    • Speech problems

    • Blurred vision

    • Taste and smell changes

    • Depressed or anxious feelings

    • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping dysfunction

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Ringing in the ears

    • Oversleeping

    It is also possible for a person to suffer severe traumatic brain injury. Your loved one is possibly suffering a severe traumatic brain injury when you notice any of the following symptoms:

    • Persistent headache

    • Inability to wake up from sleep

    • Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose

    • Speech difficulty

    • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes

    • Loss of consciousness ranging from several minutes to hours

    • Coordination loss

    • Combative and agitated behavior

    • Numbness or weakness of the fingers and toes

    • Convulsions and seizures

    • Slurred speech

    • Extreme confusion

    Since the brain is a complex and delicate part of the human body, it is often difficult for healthcare providers to understand or determine the full extent of the injury or how permanent the damage could be.

    Though people who suffer mild brain injury recover fully within a few days, those who suffer from a severe TBI require a more extended period of recovery, if complete recovery is even possible. Even when a person recovers, some symptoms or complications may persist.

    Impacts of Brain Injuries on Victims

    When a brain injury is severe, victims may have to adjust to a new way of life due to their condition, and they often need the assistance of their family members or caregivers, especially during their recovery process. Their quality of life may be highly impacted in the following areas:

    Cognitive Issues: Individuals who suffer severe brain injury may have attention deficits and memory difficulties, which, over time, affect their organization and capacity to make timely rational decisions.

    Sensory Difficulties: Victims of severe brain injuries can have various sensory difficulties depending on the part of their brain impacted or injured.

    Behavioral Difficulties: Due to heightened combativeness, agitation, and mood changes, severe brain injury victims often have difficulty maintaining relationships.

    Physical Disabilities: Victims may suffer temporary or permanent physical disabilities, such as paralysis.

    These impacts are more common in victims of severe traumatic brain injuries. It’s crucial to seek legal help as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation for your injuries and damages.

    Legal Aspects of Brain Injury Cases

    Brain injuries, especially when severe, can have a long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional impact on the victims. It will benefit you to contact a personal injury lawyer when a brain injury occurs as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, or assault.

    Brain injury treatment may place a financial burden on you as your loved one may need to undergo surgeries and therapy, besides the emotional pain and suffering you may have to go through during the recovery stage of your loved one.

    After conducting a case evaluation, your personal injury lawyers gather evidence to establish the liability of the person or healthcare provider responsible for your loved one’s injury. They can either help you file a personal injury claim in court and proceed to trial or explore the option of an out-of-court settlement for you.

    The compensation you get from this settlement can relieve you of the pain and suffering you and your loved one have to go through and also cover your medical bills for treatment of the injury.

    Dressie Law Firm Can Help You Effectively

    Taking prompt action to get justice if your loved ones suffer from a brain injury caused by someone else or medical negligence will benefit you. You don’t have to suffer in silence or get financially strained due to the enormous costs of treating brain injuries through surgeries, medications, and even therapy. So, exploring your legal rights and obtaining just compensation would be best.

    At Dressie Law Firm, our experienced brain injury attorneys are committed to securing the best possible outcome for our clients in personal injury cases. Our approach is client-centric, as we help you evaluate your case and represent you at negotiations and court proceedings if necessary. In the case of medical malpractice, expert testimony can be secured from healthcare providers as evidence for your case.

    Contact us to schedule a free consultation. 

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