Moderate & Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
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
- Difficulty speaking
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
“Brain & Injury Law (Collette Parsons Corrin) did a great job sifting through information with a fine-toothed comb. From investigating the scene of the accident to preparing for trial, Collette Parsons Corrin made certain that no rock was left unturned. You can count on them to provide the best medical and legal services so that you can recover to your fullest potential and get what you deserve.” – Anny
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.