Whenever you or someone you love suffers a catastrophic injury, such as brain damage, it’s difficult to understand what comes next. However, when you recognize the severity of these injuries and how dangerous they can be.
There are various ways to recognize the severity of a brain injury, and some tests that can help provide a clear understanding of the impact of the damages. Below, we’ll explain the symptoms you may expect from a brain injury, and what the Glasgow Coma Scale is.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Symptoms of a brain injury are often dependent on the severity of the damage done. For more mild brain injuries, you may experience headaches, mild nausea, loss of consciousness lasting a few seconds, and more. The severity may not be enough to cause long-term problems, but they are still severe.
For the more severe brain injuries, the damages can last a lifetime. It’s important to recognize some of the impacts, including seizures, delays in cognitive function, memory loss, coma, and more. The more severe the damages, the more of an impact it can have on you or your loved one.
The Glasgow Coma Scale
The Glasgow Coma Scale may be used to determine just how severe a brain injury is. This scale gives a number system for functions involving eye opening response, verbal response, and motor response. The test determines whether someone has no response at all, or if they are oriented and obeying commands.
The lower the score is, the more severe the injury. A score of less than 8 is considered a severe injury. However, even those considered mild head injuries can have a significant impact on your life, making it more difficult to function and causing problems in your day-to-day activities.
Our team at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC recognizes that severe brain injuries can be crucial following negligence. Our Atlanta brain injury lawyers work hard to help you during your time of need, pursuing the compensation you need for your injuries.