Sequelae of traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (also called a ”head injury”) must include trauma to the head followed by at least one of the following:
- any period of loss of consciousness
- any loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident
- any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident or
- focal neurological signs or symptoms indicative of brain injury, which may be transient or permanent. Traumatic brain injury may also be diagnosed by the findings of diagnostic imaging studies. A blow to the head is not enough to diagnose a traumatic head injury.