On August 16, 2006, Nancy Cruz tripped and fell due to a defect in a rubber playground mat at a picnic in the Bronx. Ms. Cruz, then 49 years old, was attending a cookout with her five-year-old grandso... ...
The Glasgow Coma Scale is used to assess three different functions: eye opening, motor response, and verbal response. Scores can range from 15 (normal) to 3 (critical; the lowest score possible). A lower score indicates a person is less responsive. Scores are interpreted as follows, when analyzing for TBI:
- 14-13—mild brain injury
- 12-9—moderate brain injury
- 8 or less—a severe brain injury