Can I Suffer a TBI Without a Loss of Consciousness?

Often, the paramedics or emergency room personnel note in the records that the patient did not lose consciousness from the accident. Yet, this is often not accurate. Many patients are dazed and unsure when they are asked that question immediately after a serious trauma. If the person suffered a brief loss of consciousness, they may not even realize it.

While a loss of consciousness is certainly one symptom of a TBI, much of the research indicates it is not necessary. Prior research which we have discussed in articles on the Blackwell Law Firm blog, indicates TBI signs can also include a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented from trauma.