We represent clients nationally that have suffered from life changing brain injuries.
We also have a speciality in brain injuries which are often clinically classified as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
This classification can be seem a somewhat misleading term as the consequences of mTBI can also result in enduring and life-changing for those that do not recover and continue to suffer prolonged and persisting symptoms and effects.
“… ‘mild’ is indeed a misnomer for this disease, because many patients experience significant and persistent symptoms. For these patients, mTBI is anything but mild”
Nine out of ten traumatic brain injuries are classified as mTBI, a diagnosis which is based on a number of measures including loss of consciousness, amnesia (memory loss), verbal and motor responses at the time of injury and imaging information (CT and MRI scans). Brain injury symptoms such as blurred vision, confusion, feeling dazed, dizziness, headache, or nausea are usually considered.
However, it is widely recognised this method of classifying brain injuries often fail to fully identify what has happened or predict prognosis. Often, brain injuries at the ‘mild’ end of the spectrum are not clearly visible in standard imaging. Individuals with brain injuries are typically seen at hospital, classified in the mild category and assured they have nothing to worry about.