Are there different severities of brain injuries?
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.