A TBI or traumatic brain injury is oftentimes a life-altering injury for both the victim and the victim’s family. This form of brain injury can refer to different levels of brain damage, and can leave a victim either injured temporarily or impaired permanently, depending on the extent of the injury.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million individuals across the nation suffer from some type of TBI, although 75% of such injuries are concussions or are cases of mild TBI. However, traumatic brain injury still accounts for about one-third of all injury-related fatalities in the United States.
In the United States, leading causes of head and brain injury among American adults include slip and fall accidents and auto accidents. Other causes of TBI include falling objects and violence.
TBI victims may suffer from headaches, confusion, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, a bad sense of taste, changes in mood, changes in sleep patterns, agitation, nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, slurred speech, restlessness, and difficulty in concentrating.
Victims of TBI may experience a long and difficult process of recovery, resulting in mounting medical expenses, hours of physical therapy, and costly medication. Some victims may also require in-home care or personal assistive devices. If a victim suffers TBI due to the negligence of another party, then that party may be held liable for the victim’s economic and non-economic losses, including present and future medical expenses, loss of current and future wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages.
Several factors are taken into consideration when determining the effect TBI has on a victim, such as the victim’s ability to return to work, his or her possibility of living independently, and the forms of medical treatment or therapy programs needed to potentially improve his or her health.
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