Written by attorney James Edward Monroe

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Not so Mild After All

Although Traumatic Brain Injury affects over 1 million people each year in the United States, it is generally ignored as a major health issue. The term “mild brain injury” can be misleading. The term “mild” is used in reference to the severity of the initial physical trauma that causes the injury.

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