Brain Injury Attorney
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.
Traumatic injuries to the brain are typically the end result of moderate, severe or catastrophic force to the head. This force ultimately damages parts and sections of the brain resulting in impaired function, motor skills and diminished cognitive abilities.An injury occurs because the unmoving brain lags behind the movement of the skull, causing brain structures to tear.
The severity of a brain injury is determined by using an assessment called the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The terms Mild Brain Injury, Moderate Brain Injury, and Severe Brain Injury are used to describe the level of initial injury in relation to the neurological severity caused to the brain.
Brain Injury Types
Penetrating Brain Injury
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Acquired Brain Injury
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Coup-contre coup injury
Closed Head Injury
A concussion can be caused by direct blows to the head or force from a whiplash type injury. Both closed and open head injuries can produce a concussion. A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
Anoxic Brain Injury occurs when the brain does not receive oxygen. Cells in the brain need oxygen to survive and function.
Hypoxic Brain Injury results when the brain does not receive enough oxygen.
A Closed Head Injury is from impact to the head from an outside force, but the skull does not fracture or displace,
An Open Head Injury occurs when the skull sustains a fracture.
A mild TBI included the following symptoms: headaches, sleep disturbance, sensitivity to noise or light, balance problems, hearing problems, cognitive impairment, and memory problems.
A moderate TBI occurs when there is a loss of consciousness that lasts from a few minutes to a few hours, with cognitive, behavioral and/or physical impairments.
A severe TBI occurs when a prolonged unconscious state or coma lasts days, weeks, or is permanent, sometimes called a coma or persistent vegetative state.
A brain injury, whether it is minimal or very severe, can cause tragic changes in one’s quality of life, permanent impairment as well as drastic changes to financial security. These effects are often felt by both the victim and their families.
Contact An Injury Attorney
If you, a family member or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness or another in Maryland please call Personal Injury Lawyer Tom Kemp at (410) 398-0910. Mr. Kemp offers free consultations to injury victims throughout Cecil and Harford Counties.
Mr. Kemp handles accident and injury claims on a contingency fee basis meaning he charges no fee unless he recovers for you.