Recoverable Damages for Chicago Brain Injury is determined on a case by case basis
In general, some recoverable damages in a traumatic brain injury settlement or lawsuit may include past, present and future:
medical bills, caregivers,
lost time from work, loss of earning capacity, lost wages, disability benefits,
pain, suffering, loss of society,
Severity of Chicago Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Moderate, Severe, and Mild
Consequences of Brain Injury:
1. Common Consequences of a ModerateBrain Injury can Include:
Moderate brain injury is often defined as when there may be a loss of consciousness for less than 24-hours and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS score) of 9 to 12.
The severity of a traumatic brain injury can change. For example, a Brain Herniation can occur from increased intracranial pressure. This pressure can cause the patient's level of consciousness to deteriorate.
An abnormal CT-scan may show :
Blood collects between the dura, which is the skull's outer shell, and the inner table of the skull
A bruise may be found under or opposite from the side of the impact
Can cause brain swelling
May cause neurological dysfunction
Craniotomy is the temporary surgical removal of bone flap until brain surgery.
Brain herniation is due to increased intracranial pressure.
This pressure can cause the patient's level of consciousness to deteriorate.
Compressed Basal Cisterns
Fracture to skull occurd from a large amount of force to the head
Skull fracture symptoms may include bleeding and bruising
middle ear bleeding or back of ear bruised
dark circles around the eyes.
2. Common Consequences of a Severe TBI May Include:
Severe IL traumatic injury to head causes a change in consciousness:
Severe brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness of greater than 6 hours & a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 to 8.
The following are three types of Loss of Consciousness include:
unable to wake or arouse
can't follow instructions
unable to communicate
no intentional movement
Minimal conscious state
May follows simple instructions
May communicate yes or no by talking or gesturing
a few understandable words or phrases
Posible respond to people, things, events by:
tears, smile, laugh
reaching for something
attempting to old or use an something
Cannot follow instructions
Unable to communicate with words
No intentional movement
Can open and close eye (Sleep-wake cycle)
May make sounds
May show facial expressions for no particular reason
Can react to a loud sound if startles
3. Effects of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/ Concussion
Mild TBI is defined as is a non-penetrating force to the head.