Moderate Head and Brain Injuries
Moderate head and brain injuries are serious injuries that do not result in permanent neurobiological damage that produces lifelong effects. In medical circles, moderate head and brain injuries are defined as those that result in unconsciousness from 20 minutes up to six hours and have a Glasgow Coma Scale of 9-12. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) score from 3-8 and cause a loss of consciousness longer than six hours.
Determining the classification of a moderate or severe head and brain injury involves evaluating the following on the accident victim:
- Severity of the initial injury
- Functions affected
- Areas of function not affected
- Rate/completeness of recovery
Medical practitioners will seek to use these factors, along with others, to determine the severity of the injury and how best to begin treatment. As with any head or brain injury, the accident victim may experience difficulties with:
- Speed of Processing
- Speech and Language
- Sensory Impressions
- Physical paralysis/spasticity
- Chronic pain
The severity and longevity of these and other issues are taken into account when evaluating these types of injuries.
Clarke County Head and Brain Injury Attorney
Any head and brain injury is cause for alarm and requires the most expert medical care available. Serious personal injuries like these also require an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney to defend your rights and pursue compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. The Burnside Law Firm LLP can provide knowledgeable, experienced legal representation while you ensure your loved one receives the best care.
Don’t be left with massive medical debt if your loved one suffered a moderate head and brain injury in an accident. Call 800-569-1937 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you may be able to pursue compensation.