What is a Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A moderate or severe traumatic brain injury is when trauma to the head or body causes a loss of consciousness lasting longer than 30 minutes. Mild traumatic brain injuries result in concussions or feelings of confusion that last 30 minutes or less.
Moderate or severe TBIs can be caused by significant falls, car accidents, sports injuries or child abuse. Even if you are not struck on the head directly, an indirect force can jolt the brain back and forth within the skull, causing disruption in brain function.
TBIs can significantly alter a person’s lifestyle, and recovery is often a difficult and lonely journey without the right support network. TBI survivors may have trouble returning to work, and fatigue, memory problems or loss of concentration make it challenging to carry out simple tasks.
Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of moderate or severe TBIs may include:
Coma or loss of consciousness lasting minutes to hours
Persistent headaches or headaches that worsen
Ongoing vomiting or nausea
Convulsions or seizures
One or both pupils dilated
Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
Lack of coordination
Confusion or disorientation
Irritability or mood swings
If You Feel You Might Have a TBI, Seek Medical Advice
If you’ve experienced trauma to the head or body, and are showing any of the symptoms listed above, seek professional medical advice right away.
The trouble with TBIs is that without medical expertise, it’s difficult to know what’s really happening inside your head. And if left untreated, even minor head injuries can lead to larger and more permanent damage.
Speak to an Experienced Brain and Head Injury Lawyer in British Columbia
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If you’re suffering from a mild, moderate or severe TBI – especially if it’s as a result of someone else’s negligence – Brain & Injury Law’s experienced brain and head injury lawyers in British Columbia can guide you through this stressful and overwhelming time. Our lawyers understand the complexities of a TBI diagnosis, and will factor your long-term quality of life when representing you. We will ensure negligent parties are held responsible and you are fully and fairly compensated.
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We are a leading Vancouver, BC personal injury law firm that focuses on brain injury, spinal cord injury, medical malpractice and other types of critical injury cases. We represent individuals that have sustained traumatic brain and spinal cord injury as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Our legal team has significant experience and expertise in brain injury litigation and is very sensitive to the needs of survivors and their families. We work closely with everyone involved to provide the most effective and caring legal representation.