Overview

Traumatic brain injuries or TBI is classified as a brain dysfunction caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Traumatic brain injury often occurs as a result of a severe sports injury or car accident. TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. A medical diagnosis is essential. Treatment for TBI depends on severity which may include rest, medication, and surgery. Your doctor will know how to respond to your brain injury after a thorough examination.

Diagnosing and treating TBI can be extremely challenging but proving it in a court of law is even more challenging. This is why you need a team of experienced TBI lawyers who can help you receive the correct treatments and prove your case to a jury.

Symptoms of TBI

Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury, symptoms may include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Loss of smell
  • Mood swings
  • Concentration problems
  • Problems with focus and attention

Diagnosing TBI

Health care providers may use one or more tests to assess a person’s physical injuries, brain and nerve functioning, and level of consciousness. The following tests may be administered when your TBI is evaluated: Glasgow Coma Scale, speech and language tests, cognition and language tests, or imaging tests.

Here to Help

Our experienced TBI attorneys have the resources to hire the top neuroradiologists, (Brain radiologists) neuropsychologists and neurologists who are trained in diagnosing and treating TBI’s. Contact The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-THE-FIRM to get the care and compensation you deserve.