TBI Symptoms by Severity

Irvin V. CantorDecember 27, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms, some worse than others. When diagnosing a TBI, doctors will look at different symptoms the survivor may display. And while the doctor may not give an exact name for the injury, he or she may say whether a TBI is mild, moderate, or severe.

For any survivor following negligence, it’s imperative to know the symptoms of traumatic brain injury based on the severity. Here are the varying symptoms from mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries.

Mild TBIs

When a person suffers a mild traumatic brain injury, they may display symptoms that look like common problems. For instance, he or she may have a headache and dizziness. He or she may be tired or lightheaded from the injury.

However, some symptoms are more noticeable, including:

  • Sleep problems
  • Behavioral changes
  • Nausea
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory problems
  • Focus issues

Moderate and Severe TBIs

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries have some of the worst symptoms. They can physically impact the person who suffers the injury. Some of the most significant problems include the following:

  • Limb numbness
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Speech impediments
  • Migraine-level headaches
  • Confusion and agitation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Repeated nausea

The most severe brain injuries can also cause a person to go into a coma. Doctors may use the Glasgow Coma Scale to determine the severity of the brain injury. This scale uses a grading system based on responsiveness, movement, and motor function.

Our Richmond brain injury lawyers consider TBIs some of the most severe injuries that a person can sustain. We work hard to represent those who suffer this type of damage because we know the long-term costs that come from medical expenses, lost income, and more.

You can count on Breit Cantor Grana Buckner to be your advocates from start to finish. We’ll not only pursue compensation, but we’ll also work to obtain justice on your behalf. Our focus is on your best interests.


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