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Brain Injury: Conditions & Common Causes

 

Traumatic brain injury (commonly referred to as TBI) is sudden physical damage to the brain. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are hereditary, congenital or degenerative, or brain injuries induced by birth trauma, toxic substances, or disease-producing organisms.

The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine stated that one or more of the following manifest the injury:

 

  1. Loss of consciousness
  2. Memory loss for events immediately before or after the accident
  3. Alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (e.g., feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused)
  4. Focal neurological deficit(s) that may or may not be transient but where the severity of the injury does not exceed the following:
  1. loss of consciousness of approximately 30 minutes or less;
  2. after 30 minutes, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 13-15; and
  3. posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) not greater than 24 hours.

 

The kinds of damages that can be compensated differ from state to state. In addition to the medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses, the dollar amount rewarded is based on the nature and extent of the injury; whether the injury is temporary/permanent; pain and suffering; loss of earnings and impairment of earning capacity; any disfigurement or deformity; mental anguish; and the loss of enjoyment of life.

 

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