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Personal Injury 10.17.2021

Personal Injury Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

If you have been involved in a car accident or other traumatic event, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect how the brain works. Your TBI may be caused by a:

Traumatic brain injury is a significant cause of death and disability.
In 2019 there were about 61,000 TBI related deaths in the United States. This breaks down to about 166 traumatic brain injury death every day.
Traumatic brain injuries affect all age groups. Therefore, anyone can suffer a traumatic brain injury. However, data collected by the CDC some groups are at greater risk of dying from a TBI or experiencing long-term health problems after the injury.  According to the CDC, the following groups of people are more likely to be affected by traumatic brain injury:

  • Minorities like racial and ethnic
  • Veterans of the armed service
  • Homeless people
  • Inmates in correctional and detention facilities
  • Victims of violent partners (domestic violence)
  • Rural area residents

Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by slip and falls, trip and fall, motor vehicle crash, gunshot wounds, or an assault.

Research shows that:

  • Falls account for almost half of the traumatic brain injury hospitalizations.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are other common ways a people may get a traumatic brain injury.
  • Gunshot wounds are common related brain injury deaths.

A traumatic brain injury may lead to short or long-term health problems. The severity of the brain injury will determine the kinds of health problems you may face. In other words, a car accident victim with a mild TBI or concussion may experience short-term symptoms and feel better over a period of weeks or months. On the other hand, a car accident victim with a moderate or severe TBI may permanent or life-long effects from the brain injury.

If you believe you have suffered a possible traumatic brain injury, get medical help immediately. Your physician may have treatment or strategy to help speed your recovery. Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury, the injury can be treated as follows:

  • Mild TBI or concussion may need a medical exam and rest.
  • Moderate or severe TBI may long-term medical care to help with recovery.

In the case of a child with a traumatic brain injury before the brain is developed, could see an impact on the brain’s development.

The developing brain in children react different to traumatic brain injury. In children with developing brain, an injury of any severity may:

  • Affect a child’s development.
  • Limit school, sports, and other activities.

Children suffering from a traumatic brain injury stemming from a car accident may experience changes in their cognitive function, overall health, and behavioral changes, which can affect learning, manage emotions, and involvement with others. All these TBI related change can affect the child’s development into an adult.

In some cases, the adult traumatic brain injury is missed altogether. Elderly  adults with TBI have a higher incidence of hospitalization and death from a TBI compared other age groups. TBIs are sometimes missed or misdiagnosed in older adults because symptoms of TBI can mimic or overlap with other medical conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer.

The traumatic brain injury in elderly should be checked for signs and symptoms of TBI if the adult has fallen or been involved in a car crash. Adults taking blood thinners are at an increased risk for brain bleed. The following blood thinners increase the risk brain bleed:

  • Anticoagulants - Coumadin, Xarelto, and Eliquis.
  • Antiplatelet medications - Plavix, Brilinta, and Aspirin.

After traumatic brain injury, the bleeding in the brain can increase of more severe injury or death.

Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury Call Expert Michigan Brain Injury Lawyers
As a prominent personal injury law firm representing people suffering from head trauma, we know how serious brain injuries are. Traumatic brain injuries can be complex and happen easily and unexpectedly, and completely change your life forever. You should seek legal help if you or a loved believe you have a brain injury caused by an accident. You should be sure to choose a Michigan brain injury attorney with years of experience working for survivors of traumatic brain injury. Call us today at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 1-866-447-3563 or fill out a contact form online for a free brain injury or TBI accident consultation.

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