A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can refer to many different types of injuries relating to the brain. Generally speaking, a TBI occurs when there is some type of trauma to the head, which causes the brain to swell and press against the skull, resulting in some type of complication.
The severity of complications resulting from suffering a TBI will vary greatly depending upon the nature and extent of how the injury occurred, the location of where the injury occurred on the brain, and the severity of damage to the brain.
Basically speaking, there are four different types of TBI's:
A concussion is a minor type of brain injury that results from the shaking of the head, and impact to the skull or a very sudden change in movement resulting from some trauma. Typical symptoms of a concussion could include headaches, problems in concentrating, depression, sleeplessness, memory loss, feeling foggy or disorientated and sensitivity to light and noise;
A brain contusion involves a bruising of the brain tissue, which results from the disruption of or trauma to the small blood vessels in the brain. This bruising will generally occur from an injury directly under the site of the impact to the brain or on the opposite side of the skull due to the impact causing the brain to hit on the opposing side of the skull. These injuries can range from mild to quite severe;
A Penetrating brain injury results from an object piercing the skull and causing some type of impact with the brain. This type of injury can cause serious damage to the brain and have long-lasting, if not permanent effects; and
Anoxic brain injuries result when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a long enough period of time to cause brain cells to begin to die. This type of injury can result from severe trauma or health challenges such as a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot.
There are also three basic levels of a traumatic brain injury which can be classified as follows:
Mild injury-a mild traumatic brain injury is characterized by symptoms that involve headaches, disorientation, loss of consciousness, and not feeling like oneself. These can result from a temporary loss of consciousness or being involved in some type of an accident;
Moderate injury-a moderate traumatic brain injury is characterized by a loss of consciousness for a long enough period of time to create complications that can last for months or even longer. These complications, depending upon the severity of the trauma or loss of consciousness, could include behavioral changes, cognitive difficulties, and physical problems; and
Severe brain injuries-a severe brain injury will usually result from some type of penetration to the skull or brain or a crushing injury to the skull. This injury will likely have life-altering consequences, which will prevent the injured party from returning to their pre-accident situation.
It is imperative that you get the proper medical care and attention as soon as possible to help get the best possible result after suffering a traumatic brain injury. You may have to be seen by a board-certified neurologist, a trauma expert, a psychiatrist or other healthcare professional, a vocational rehabilitation expert, and an occupational rehabilitation expert in addition to other specialized treaters.
If you or someone you know has been involved in some type of accident that is caused by a traumatic brain injury, then you need to speak with an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. There are a great number of things that must be done very early on in your case, which can assist you in getting better quicker and helping to maximize the amount of money that you were able to get for your CT accident or injury case.
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