traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs every
15 seconds to someone in the United States.
Two to three million Americans suffer traumatic
brain injuries every year and 75,000 people
will result in having permanent deficits because
of them. The effects of the injury can be
severe or mild, but in any case the injury
should not be taken lightly. Mild traumatic
brain injuries can have long-term residual
problems that interfere with daily life. Traumatic
brain injury is often times overlooked by
health care professionals due to minimal outward
damage that may occur, which can lead to improper
care and treatment.
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brain injury occurs when:
the head is struck with force
the head strikes an object
brain undergoes movement within the skull without
visual trauma to the exterior of the head
three leading causes of traumatic brain injury:
of a traumatic brain injury can be fatal, as results
from the CDC have estimated that roughly 22% of
TBI sufferers died according to the 1995-1996
national data. Symptoms such as impulsive behavior,
loss of memory, personality changes, impaired
perception, loss of taste and smell, diminished
concentration, hearing and balance disorders,
cognitive fatigue, concussions, comas, and epilepsy
are commonly found in traumatic brain injury sufferers.
9 billion and 10 billion dollars are used to treat
traumatic brain injury patients each year. Long-term
rehabilitative care may require an estimated $600,000
to 1.9 million dollars. If you, or a family member
or friend, has suffered injuries from a traumatic
brain injury we provide legal representation.
The best way to determine if you, or someone you
know may be entitled to compensation due to a
traumatic brain injury is to contact us, and a
injury attorney can discuss your individual case
OCTOBER 25 , 2004
New Research Indicates Infection and Brain Injury Need More Study
According to new research, infections among premature newborns may play a larger role in causing brain injury than a lack of oxygen. Because brain injury in babies can often lead to cerebral palsy, the finding is very important since in the past experts believed a lack of oxygen at birth in preemies leads to periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), where cyst-like regions of white matter die.
PVL is the most common type of premature newborn brain injury that can result in cerebral palsy in 60 percent or more of the babies that live to adulthood. The study indicates a lot more brain injuries may actually be related to infection, not hypoxia. Doctors delivering premature infants can reduce possible risks of infection leading to brain injury by making sure the newborn has enough oxygen while closely monitoring for signs of infection. Read
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brain injury sufferers often face an array of
medical, legal and financial issues. Some TBI
sufferers may appear unharmed, especially with
a closed head injury, but may need physical, cognitive,
and emotional treatment. Long-term rehabilitative
care may require an estimated $600,000 to 1.9
you, or a family member or friend, have suffered
injuries from a traumatic brain injury we provide
legal representation in every region of the United
best way to determine if you, or someone you know
may be entitled to compensation due to a traumatic
brain injury is to contact
us, and a traumatic brain injury attorney
can discuss your individual case with you.
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