A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave a victim with a host of debilitating symptoms for days, weeks, months, or years.
Since a TBI involves the most complex system in the human body, it’s often difficult for medical practitioners to provide an accurate prediction as to when the victim will overcome their symptoms.
Below, we discuss whether it’s possible for a TBI victim to fully recover from their injury.
Mild, Moderate, and Severe TBIs
TBIs are generally classified into three categories: mild, moderate, and severe. The severity of the accident and injury will determine whether a TBI is mild, moderate, or severe.
Generally, a TBI is considered mild when the victim experienced unconsciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes. Victims may experience the following symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
Most of the time, mild TBI victims see their symptoms resolve in days to weeks when given proper treatment and rest.
Moderate to severe TBIs, on the other hand, are much more unpredictable.
Generally, a TBI is considered moderate to severe when the victim experienced unconsciousness for a few minutes to a few hours. The symptoms of a moderate to severe TBI may include:
- Persistent headache that worsens
- Repeated nausea and vomiting
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Convulsions or seizures
The most critical component in a TBI victim’s recovery prognosis is how quickly after their injury they receive a diagnosis and proper treatment.
With timely treatment, a moderate to severe TBI victim may experience significant improvements in their symptoms. Unfortunately, however, it is rare for these victims to ever make a full recovery.
Suffered a TBI? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love acquired a TBI due to another’s negligence, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys are here to help.
At Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, we have helped injury victims across the state hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, and we’re prepared to fight for you, too.
Contact us today at (800) 391-4318 to schedule a consultation with our team.