What is the TSGLI Loss Standard for Coma?
This article details the TSGLI loss standard for coma. A member will be considered eligible for a TSGLI benefit for coma if:
The member is in a coma with a brain injury measured at a Glasgow Coma Score of 8 or less that lasts for at least 15 consecutive days.
On the 15th consecutive day of a coma the benefit is $25,000.
Then, on the 30th consecutive day of a coma there can be an additional $25,000 benefit.
Additionally, on the 60th consecutive day of a coma there can be an additional $25,000 benefit.
And then on the 90th consecutive day of a coma there can be an additional $25,000 benefit.
What is the Glasgow Coma Score?
The Glasgow Coma Scale is based on a 15 point scale for estimating and categorizing the outcomes of brain injury on the basis of overall social capability or dependence on others.
The Glasgow Coma Scale is scored between 3 and 15, 3 being the worst, and 15 the best. It is composed of three parameters : Best Eye Response, Best Motor Response, Best Verbal Response, as given below in the chart from the Critical Care Nurse Journal:
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