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Brain Injury / Concussion Infographic

CONCUSSIONS & BRAIN INJURY FAÇTS Brain injuries (also known as traumatic brain injuries, or TBIS) are very serious. Unfortunately, they occur more often than many people realize. TBIS range from mild to severe, but all are dangerous and can cause medical problems for years. FALLS are the leading cause of brain injuries in the U.S. Half of traumatic brain injuries among children ages 0 to 14 years are caused by falls. FALLS 35.2% About 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE SUffer a brain injury every year - 52,000 people die and 85,000 suffer long-term disabilities. MOTOR VEHICLE/ TRAFFIC 17.3% TBI rates are higher for MALES Once you sustain than for FEMALES, STRUCK BY AGAINST EVENTS any type of brain injury, you're at a higher risk for another one. 16.5% Young adults and the elderly are the age groups at HIGHEST RISK for a brain injury. ASSAULTS 10% All brain injuries, including concussions, can be serious. Even those recovering from a "mild brain injury" can experience SYMPTOMS THAT LAST OVER A YEAR following the injury and are more likely to suffer another TBI. 5.3 MILLION Approximately Americans currently are living with a disability caused by a TBI. Nearly half of the people hospitalized for a TBI have a related disability a year later. Many mild TBIS are not I diagnosed until the person begins to have The recovery time for head injuries is much higher for children and teens than it is for adults. PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD - | usually doing something that was once an easy Most concussions occur without LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS. task or in a social I About 75% situation. of the head injuries that occur are concussions or mild TBIS. Approximately 15% of people with a mild TBI, including concussions, have symptoms that last one year or more: fatigue, headaches, memory loss, visual problems, sleep disturbances, dizziness, loss of balance, emotional problems, depression, and seizures. Approximately 300,000 children and teens suffer a sports- or recreation-related brain injury. But, that number only includes those who lost consciousness. Because 90% of athletes don't lose consciousness, that number is expected to be much higher. Edgar Snyder & ASSOCIATES" A Law Firm Representing Injured People. © 2012 Edgar Snyder & Associates Visit www.EdgarSnyder.com SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention THE MOST COMMON CAUSES FOR TBIS INCLUDE:

Brain Injury / Concussion Infographic

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