Like most types of injury, there are varying degrees of severity and type when it comes to brain injuries. The circumstances under which the injury was suffered, where the damage occurred and other such factors can affect the type of brain injury, and different types of brain injury will obviously result in different symptoms and health concerns. Tennessee residents are encouraged to understand the different injuries, which can help them seek better treatment and even affect compensation if injuries were caused by another party.
There are two main categories of brain injury, but each of these brain injury types has many different subsets of injury. The two main categories are Traumatic Brain Injuries and Acquired Brain Injuries. The primary difference between these two is the manner in which the injury was caused, with TBIs being caused by external force and ABIs usually stemming from factors such as oxygen deprivation.
Traumatic brain injuries usually come in one of four different forms, with concussions being the most common. Many people are familiar with concussions, which result from direct force of some kind striking the head. Contusions share this cause, but a contusion refers to an injury in which the brain is bleeding. Diffuse Axonal Injuries are tears in the brain structures that often come from severe shaking, and penetration injuries are obviously injuries that involve foreign objects penetrating the skull and brain.
Of course there are varying degrees of severity to these injuries, but any brain injury has the potential to be life-altering or even life-threatening, so it is in your best interests to seek treatment. If your brain injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you could file a lawsuit against that person. Compensation recovered from the lawsuit could help you pay for the treatment you need.