What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) can have devastating, lifelong medical complications. Here, our Houston-based personal injury law firm helps you understand TBI, how to identify an injury, and your legal rights as a victim or family member. Learn more at http://www.fibichlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Catastrophic-Injuries/Traumatic-Brain-Injuries.aspx

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What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury? :

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury? By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

TBI Overview & Your Legal Rights:

TBI Overview & Your Legal Rights One of the most life-altering, catastrophic injuries an individual can sustain in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) . After all, the brain is one of the most crucial parts of the body and any damage it suffers can result in long-term injury, including: cognitive impairment, changes in personality, ability to work, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury and are seeking legal representation, you should immediately contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson to discuss your legal options.

How Does a TBI Occur?:

How Does a TBI Occur? There are many ways in which a traumatic brain injury can occur. When there is sudden impact to the head, the brain can make contact with the inside of the skull, causing: bleeding , bruising , and tearing of tissue. Another possible way a traumatic brain injury can occur is due to asphyxiation , or loss of oxygen to the brain. Oxygen is essential in the brain functioning and when the supply is reduced or cut off completely, it can result in the brain becoming damaged. If oxygen is provided as soon as possible, the damage can be minimal.

How Is a TBI Diagnosed? :

How Is a TBI Diagnosed? The Glasgow Coma Scale is based off of 15 points and is determined by the patient’s ability to perform cognitive tasks, measuring their verbal response, visual response, and motor response. Any patient who scores a 13 and a 15 on the scale would generally be diagnosed with a mild TBI. If the patient scores between 9 and 12, the TBI would be considered moderate. Anything between 3 and 8 would be diagnosed a severe TBI, and scores lower than 3 would signify a vegetative state.

Symptoms of TBI :

Symptoms of TBI Mild TBI  – When someone has a mild TBI, they may display symptoms that are similar to those of a concussion. The person can have headaches and dizziness, as well as fatigue and memory loss. Moderate TBI  – A moderate TBI may present many of the same symptoms as a mild TBI, but the symptoms can be stronger and last longer. In addition, the victim may experience behavioral changes and nausea. Severe TBI  – A more severe TBI can impact the individual’s cognitive abilities. Not only would they experience the symptoms of a mild or moderate TBI, but they may also have trouble speaking, eating, hearing, seeing, and more. They can also suffer seizures and long-term memory loss.

When to Contact a Brain Injury Attorney:

When to Contact a Brain Injury Attorney Living with a brain injury, especially one that resulted from no fault of your own, can be extremely difficult for a victim and their family. Our firm is here to guide you through the legal process in pursuit of the compensation you both need. Trust in our Houston brain injury attorneys to help you get through this difficult time . SOURCE: http ://www.fibichlaw.com/Blog/2016/August/What-Is-a-Traumatic-Brain-Injury-. aspx

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