Girls who suffer from traumatic brain injuries or TBIs may react differently than boys who suffer the same injuries, a recent study shows. TBIs are more likely in boys than in girls, but girls who participate in sports often suffer from these injuries as well and may be more susceptible to behavioral problems such as smoking or psychological distress, according to the study.
The Scope of the Problem
With more than 2.5 million TBIs annually, about 20 percent of all adolescents will experience on in his or her lifetime. Teens who have suffered from TBIs are more likely to participate in binge drinking, cyberbullying, marijuana use and smoking and may have poor grades when compared to teens who have not suffered a TBI.
Girls most often receive TBIs when they play soccer or basketball, but they can also suffer these injuries while cheerleading or as the result of a car accident or slip-and-fall. While girls make up a smaller number of TBI cases than boys, the study shows that girls who do suffer from TBIs have higher rates of suicide attempts and other emotional issues than girls who do not have TBIs. In addition, boys sometimes suffer from outwardly aggressive issues after a TBI while girls may turn that aggression inward and begin to self-harm or engage in risky behavior.
What Can I Do If I Have Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries, by their very nature, often cause serious and permanent physical and psychological damage. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be facing a lifetime of medical treatment as well as counseling and occupational therapy. It is very important that you collect all compensation available to you from the person who caused your injury.
At Barber and Associates, LLC in Anchorage, we help the victims of traumatic brain injury accidents collect money from those who are responsible for their injuries. Whether your TBI came about as the result of a slip-and-fall accident, a vehicle crash, a sports injury or from some other cause, we may be able to help. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages and living expenses as well as for your pain, suffering and any permanent disabilities you may suffer.
Contact us today for more information on how we can help you at Barber and Associates, LLC.