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Every Brain Injury Is Serious; More Brain Injury Facts From Tampa Injury Lawyer Matt Dolman

Our brain education series continues with more brain injury facts from Tampa injury lawyer Matt Dolman. Myth No. 4 is one of the most critical to dispel.

Myth No. 4:  A “minor” or “mild” traumatic brain injury is not serious in nature

There is no such thing as a non-serious brain injury.  The term “mild traumatic brain injury,” does a disservice by making the injury appear trivial or minor.   According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a TBI can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe.  The classification relates to the extent of damage to the brain.

An individual with a mild TBI may not lose consciousness or may experience a loss of consciousness for a brief few seconds or less than a minute. A victim of a TBI may manifest with symptoms that include headache, disorientation, vertigo, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, behavior or mood issues, difficulty with memory, among many others. There is nothing minor concerning an injury to the brain.  Even a mild traumatic brain injury can drastically alter the victim’s quality of life and permanently impair vocational skills.

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