3 Grades of Concussions

3 Grades of Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that causes the brain to suddenly and quickly move out of its normal positioning inside your skull – generally caused by a direct blow to the head or a blow to the body that is hard enough to cause the head to violently shake. The potential symptoms of a concussion can range from mild to severe, according to a concussion grading system that doctors in the U.S. and across the globe use to treat such injuries. 

The following are the three grades of concussions: 

  • Grade 1 Concussion – This grade is given to individuals who sustain a mild concussion, which means there was no loss of consciousness. However, a person suffering from a Grade 1 concussions can experience some or all associated symptoms within minutes, hours, or days after an accident. Common symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, memory loss, and attention/focusing issues. Grade 1 concussions commonly occur in minor car accidents and sports injuries. 

  • Grade 2 Concussion – This grade is given to those who sustain a moderate concussion, which means there was a temporary loss of consciousness between a few seconds and several minutes. Common symptoms include the potential symptoms of a Grade 1 concussion, as well as ringing in the ears, irritability, and temporary amnesia. 

  • Grade 3 Concussion – This grade is given to those who sustain a severe concussion, which means there was a loss of consciousness for a little less or more than five minutes. Common symptoms include the potential symptoms of a Grade 1 and Grade concussion, as well as vomiting, seeing stars, and amnesia for at least 24 hours. A Grade 3 concussion carries the highest risk for long-term concussion symptoms or even permanent brain damage. 

If you or a loved one has recently experienced a concussion, you must see a doctor immediately to have him/her evaluate your injury and symptoms. In addition, if you suffered a concussion and other injuries caused by a negligent party, then you must file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an experienced attorney. 

If you suffered a TBI in an accident caused by negligence in Woodbridge, contact Palmisano & Goodman, P.A. today at (732) 709-4400 for a free consultation. We’ve secured millions of dollars are behalf of our clients throughout New Jersey. 

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