The different classification systems for traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury is an injury that affects the brain. Like other types of injuries, traumatic brain injuries can range greatly in severity, with mild injuries causing temporary side effects and the most severe causing permanent damage or brain death.

Because of the varying severity these injuries can have, different classification systems for these injuries have been developed. The three main classification systems are as follows:

  • Loss of consciousness – a system that classifies injuries based on the amount of time a person is unconscious.  
  • Post-traumatic amnesia – a system that classifies injuries based on the amount or severity of amnesia a person experiences
  • Glascow coma scale – a comprehensive system that gives victims a score from 3-15 (3 being the most severe) based on their responses to questions testing the verbal, motor, and optical functions.

To learn about traumatic brain injuries and their classifications more in-depth, check out this must know article.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our lawyers strive to help people in New York who have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about traumatic brain injuries.


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