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Determining the Severity of an Injury

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ABI NETWORK

Are you involved in an accident? Did you suffer any injuries? The common injuries suffered in an accident include brain, neck injury or whiplash and even spinal cord injuries.
 
If you suffer a brain injury after an accident, how is the severity measured? The seriousness of a brain injury is determined by where in the brain you have an injury. The swelling that occurs and how much of your brain is injured, matters.
 
Medical experts will conduct tests such as:

  • Electroencephalograms or otherwise known as EEGs
  • Taking CT Scans to help them understand the extent of the injuries to the brain.

However, the tests are not enough to assist in determining how severe the injury is. In such instances, they will need to use additional techniques. Popular methods used are, GCS or the Glasgow Comma Scale, in conjunction with the length of time that the patient has Post Traumatic Amnesia.
 
PTA is where the patient has troubles thinking, concentrating, remembering, etc. What can you use to estimate how fast one recovers? The recovery time taken by each patient depends on:

  • Their age
  • General health
  • Whether they suffer other injuries
  • The type and seriousness of the injury that they suffer, etc.

The more serious the injuries, the longer it takes to recover. For a FREE consultation approach Kalsi & Associates, a team of personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your confidential matter.