Are there different severities of brain injuries?

A brain injury, whether it is traumatic or acquired, can vary in severity.  Brain injuries are classified as minor, moderate or severe.

Over a million Americans suffer brain injuries each year, but many of these cases are considered mild.  A mild brain injury generally only affects the person for a short time. Someone suffering from a mild head trauma may show signs of confusion, headache, memory difficulties, depression and nausea.

The symptoms of a moderate brain injury will last longer than a mild one and the impact on the patient is usually greater.  However, the prognosis of someone with a moderate brain injury is usually still good.

A severe brain injury is life altering and can lead to incapacitating long-term effects.  When the brain injury is serious, it can result in coma, a vegetative state and death.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a head injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 800-350-8888 for more information.