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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Common symptoms of TBI: General: TBIS occur when the impact of a rapid acceleration, deceleration, or collision causes a brain injury. TBIS are classified as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the extent of damage to the victim's physical and cognitive abilities. TBIS can be especially dangerous if they disrupt blood flow to the brain or pressure in the skull. The symptoms of traumatic brain injury depend on the severity of the impact and the area of the brain affected. Headache Dizziness Nausea TBI Facts: Vomiting Lack of motor coordination According to the CDC, more than 1.7 million TBIS occur every year. Of these injuries: Change in sleep patterns Emotional symptoms such as mood swings 52,000 result in death 275,000 cause hospitalization 1.4 million require an emergency room visit Serious symptoms of TBI: TBIS cost $76.5 billion every year. Difficulty thinking or concentrating Severe headache or nausea Slurred speech Memory problems 75% of TBIS are concussions. Unconsciousness Seizures Children, teenagers, and the elderly are most likely to suffer a TBI. TBIS occur more commonly to males than females. TBI in sports: According to the CDC, more than 170,000 TBls are suffered by children and teenagers during sports. The most common causes of these injuries were bicycling, football, playground activity, basketball, and soccer. Long-term side effects: TBI can have long-term side effects. Victims may suffer from physical and cognitive impairment for month or years following a TBI. A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology found that 60% of TBI victims showed signs of emotional dysfunction. TBIS also increase the risk of epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Additionally, approximately 5.3 million Americans are living with a traumatic brain injury related disability. Common causes: According to the CDC, the most common causes of TBIS are: Falls: 35% Car accidents: 17% Collisions: 17% Call d'Oliveira & Associates at Assaults: 10% 1-800-992-6878 for a free consultation

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

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Traumatic Brain Injuries occur when the impact of a rapid acceleration, deceleration, or collision causes a brain injury. TBIs are classified as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the extent of da...

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