Traumatic Brain Injury in the US: the Facts
Nearly 30% of all injury deaths are from TBI: 40% are from falls, 14% are motor vehicle wrecks, 11% are assaults, and the rest are unknown causes. TBI survivors can have problems for a few days, or a lifetime of disabilities, memory problems, movement, loss of vision, or emotional functioning including personality changes.
A TBI may be caused by a blow, bump or a penetrating injury to the head. A severe injury may involve unconsciousness or memory loss, but most TBI are mild. In 2010 over 2.5 Million emergency visits were associated with TBI. TBI contributed to over 50,000 deaths. The rate of TBI from 2001 to 2009 in sports and recreation injuries increased 57% among children 19 or younger. Men are three times as likely to die from TBI as women, and the rates are highest for persons over 65 years.
At Robbins & Associates we view a TBI as a potential catastrophic injury. We have clients who were injured in automobile wrecks, falls, and workers comp injuries. We have a psychologist and Neurologist who can treat, and counsel patient. If you are unable to continue working we can advise you about your potential social security disability claims. If you have any questions about this call for a free consultation. For more information see, http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/congress_epi_rehab.html.
To learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury in the US, or if you have a personal injury claim in the Atlanta metro area, please call us for a free claim evaluation.