Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury or TBI, and children and teens are at particular risk. Because children and teens are likely to be involved in high-risk activities such as sports, riding ATVs or being involved in car crashes, it is important to understand the totality of the impact of a concussion on young, developing brains.
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Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs are some of the most devastating of all personal injuries. Many people understand that TBIs can negatively impact a person’s life, but how many people know the true level of that impact? Another little-known TBI fact is that there are many different types of traumatic brain injuries and these can … Read more
Alaska Leads Nation in TBI Deaths
Alaska currently leads the nation in death related to traumatic brain injury, according to the University of Alaska. Mayor Mark Springer of Bethel notes that TBIs affect many Alaska residents, often due to the common use of utility vehicles and snowmobiles. He also notes that the use of head protection such as helmets can reduce … Read more
How TBIs and SCIs Impact the Economy
Certain types of personal injury accidents are not strictly “personal.” They have an effect on the families and communities of the people who suffer them. While the personal effects may be the most noticeable and dramatic, both traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have an impact on the economy as well.
The Terrible Toll of TBI
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most serious of all types of injury. It involves trauma to various areas of the brain, and the results can range from mild to devastating. Understanding more about TBI can make it easier to know how to handle the aftermath of these injuries, particularly as it involves increased living expenses and medical costs. For those who have suffered a TBI, it is critical to receive compensation to pay for treatment.
The Connection Between Slip And Fall And TBI
Every year, millions of people are taken to emergency rooms across the country due to slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, in a recent publication by the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional falls accounted for an incredible 91.8 percent of injury-related ER visits. By comparison, vehicle crashes accounted for only 7.8 percent. Of course, not … Read more
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Impact Families
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect more than 1.5 million Americans per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, what these statistics do not show is how many other people are affected–people such as family, friends, and coworkers. This number is far greater than the actual number of victims and increases the already astronomical … Read more
Slip and Fall and TBI: How They Connect
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, remains one of the most costly and serious types of personal injury. However, many people assume that deadly TBIs occur in things like vehicle accidents or from violence such as a gunshot wound or assault with a blunt object. In reality, slip and fall accidents account for about half of … Read more
The Connection Between Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
Many people, including many doctors, view traumatic head injuries as separate events from spinal cord injuries. This can often lead to misdiagnosis of SCIs when a traumatic brain injury is also present. According to a study from Brazil, spinal cord injuries involving the cervical, or neck, portion of the spine are most likely to be misdiagnosed when head trauma is also present.
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most common causes of serious, long-term disability and death from all types of accidents. TBIs are common after a vehicle crash or a fall, especially from a significant height such as a ladder. TBIs contribute to millions of dollars annually in medical visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, and long-term loss of physical and mental ability.