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What Is A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)?

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Introduction

Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI, are alterations in brain function or brain pathology caused by an external force. Some examples of TBI, as defined by the Brain Injury Association of America, resulting from falls, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, and sports injuries. Usually, indicators of TBI include sensory loss, cognitive imbalance, and physical symptoms.[1] 

TBIs are diagnosed by a medical professional using an imaging test such as a CT scan or MRI. Medical professionals may also implement a 15-point test called the Glasgow Coma Scale to evaluate a patient’s cognitive ability.[1]

Although most TBI cases only require limited activities, pain medication, and rest, severe injuries may require emergency care to ensure that the brain is receiving adequate blood and oxygen[1].

Verdicts for TBI Injuries

TBI cases can often lead to significant recoveries for the victim. A recent case involving a 16-year-old who suffered a brain injury when she was hit in the head by a golf ball in her physical education class was settled for $10 million. Another case involving a 35-year-old mother who suffered brain damage during a collision with a semi-tractor trailer led to a $6 million settlement[2].

TBI cases are emerging in today’s society as brain injuries are becoming more well known in today’s society. Damage to the brain is a serious medical issue and should be treated right away by a medical professional.

Orlando Accident Attorney

Here at the Orlando accident attorney, we handle all types of litigation pertaining to personal injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries. If you have had a traumatic brain injury, whether it is due to a car wreck or otherwise, please give us a call at 407-706-3909.

Date: July 8, 2022

Authors: Brandon Salter, Esq.


[1]https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

[2] https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2022/06/13/no-damages-for-residents-fall-brain-injury-at-south-florida-housing-complex/