Fromcar accidents to work accidents, traumatic brain injuries may occur at any time and for a variety of reasons. More than a million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control with tens of thousands of those suffering fatal injuries that leave behind families, friends and shattered lives. A brain injury typically affects not only physical abilities, but cognitive and personality functions including thinking, language, sensation, or emotions. It may also increase the risk for certain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other brain disorders. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered such an injury, immediate medical attention is a priority. Some of the common symptoms include:
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over five millions people are in need of assistance in their daily living requirements as a result of a traumatic brain injury. Although many have been diagnosed with a TBI, many others remain undiagnosed and have not associated prior traumatic events as contributing factors to their present condition. The main types of brain injuries include:
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