- An estimated 75%-90% of the 1.4 million traumatic brain injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits that occur each year are concussions or other forms of MTBI.
- Approximately 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States each year. Most of these are MTBIs that are not treated in a hospital or emergency department.
- Blasts are an important cause of MTBI among military personnel in war zones.
- Direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity from MTBI totaled a estimated $12 billion in the United States in 2000.
- Individuals with a history of concussion are at an increased risk of sustaining a subsequent concussion.
- Duration of symptoms is highly variable and may last from several minutes to days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases. Research shows that recovery time may be longer for children and adolescents.
- Symptoms or deficits that continue beyond three months may be a sign of post-concussion syndrome.
- With proper diagnosis and management, most patients with MTBI recover fully.
- Physical: headache, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, dizziness, visual problems, fatigue, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, numbness/tingling, dazed or stunned.
- Cognitive: feeling mentally "foggy", feeling slowed down, difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering, forgetful of recent information or conversations, confused about recent events, answers questions slowly, repeats questions.
- Emotional: Irritability, sadness, more emotional, nervousness.
- Sleep: drowsiness, sleeping more than usual, sleeping less than usual, trouble falling asleep.
- Motor vehicle trauma
- Unintentionally struck by/against events
- Infants and children ages 0-4
- Children and young adults ages 5 to 24
- Older adults ages 75 or older
As shown, there are many ways for someone to suffer a traumatic brain injury. If you or a loved one suffer a TBI in an accident caused by another person's negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. Personal Injury Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm have handled traumatic brain injury cases since 1991. From mild TBI's like concussions, to severe, life changing brain injuries, the lawyers at The Derrick Law Firm are very thorough in their investigation, complete an evaluation of your medical records and incorporate any and all evidence to support your claim.
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