The catastrophic and life-changing nature of a traumatic brain injury will affect the victim and their loved ones in countless ways. The pain of the initial trauma is soon overshadowed by the growing burden of the recovery process. The cost of treatment and recovery is overwhelming but not necessarily a stress the victim and their family have to tackle alone.
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- Overview: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. Those who survive can face effects that last a few days or for the rest of their lives.
- What is a TBI? A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Not all bumps or blows to the head cause a TBI. The severity may range from “mild” (brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (extended periods of unconsciousness or memory loss).
In 2013, a report from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control states that nearly 2.8 million people fall victim to traumatic brain injuries across the United States annually. What’s even more astonishing is that almost 50,000 of these incidents result in death.
A 2013 Center for Disease Control report notes the top three leading causes of brain injuries are:
- Being struck by or against an object
- Motor vehicle accidents
The brain injury victim’s main concern should be regaining his or her health and returning to satisfactory quality of life. This is a lengthy, expensive and emotionally draining process. Proper legal assistance can alleviate these burdens. Please consider a consultation with our personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys to discuss you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury.
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