Brain Injury

Brain injury is a major public health problem, especially among male adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 24, and among elderly people of both sexes 75 years and older. Children aged 5 and younger are also at high risk for brain injury. Brain injury costs the country more than $56 billion a year, and more than 5 million Americans alive today have had a brain injury resulting in a permanent need for help in performing daily activities. Survivors of TBI are often left with significant cognitive, behavioral, and communicative disabilities, and some patients develop long-term medical complications, such as epilepsy.

Brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal (confined to one area of the brain), or diffuse (involving more than one area of the brain). Brain injury can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. A closed injury occurs when the head suddenly and violently hits an object but the object does not break through the skull. A penetrating injury occurs when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Brain Injury Attorneys

If you have suffered a brain injury through no fault of your own, it is important to speak with an attorney. You may be eligible for compensation from those responsible for your injury.

Some common types of brain injuries include the following:

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Coup-Contre Coup Injury
  • Second Impact Syndrome
  • Penetrating Injury
  • Locked in Syndrome
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