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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
A mild traumatic brain injury victim is a someone who has had an induced physiological disruption of their brain functions. This includes:
- Any period of loss of consciousness;
- Any loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident;
- Any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (i.e. feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused); and
- Focal neurological deficits that may or may not be transient.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury | Diagnoses
For it to be considered a mild injury (and not a full traumatic brain injury) the following is considered:
- An initial loss of consciousness that does not exceed 30 minutes;
- An initial Glascow Coma Scale (GCS) of not less than 13 (out of 15); and,
- Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) that does not extend over 24-hours following the injury producing incident.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury | Injury Producing Events
Mild traumatic brain injury producing accident events include:
- Being struck on the head;
- The head striking an object; and
- The brain undergoing an acceleration and or deceleration movement (i.e. whiplash) even without direct external trauma to the head.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury | Serious Injury
Mild traumatic brain injury symptoms are typically overlooked in the face of more dramatic physical injuries such as a herniated disc in the neck or back.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury | Symptoms
Victims of mild traumatic brain injuries can exhibit the following:
Physical Symptoms including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, sleep disturbance, quickness to fatigue, lethargy, and other sensory losses.
Cognitive Deficits including diminished attention, concentration, perception, memory, speech and the lessening of other executive functions.
Behavioral Changes including irritability, being easily angered, dis-inhibition, and emotional lability.
These symptoms vary in length in which they occur and they usually produce a functional disability.
Ordaz Law, APC | Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal legal representation to individuals seeking a mild traumatic brain injury lawyer in San Diego County. We help victims suffering from traumatic brain injuries which they have suffered in a variety of injury producing incidents. We believe that it is a necessity to represent people who have sustained these traumatic and debilitating injuries.
Call (619) 550-3617 today so that we may schedule your free and discreet consultation with a premier San Diego mild traumatic brain injury lawyer.
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Sources and Useful Links:
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine www.ACRM.org