Statistics show Brain Injuries in the US occur too Frequently
50% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by automobile accidents. A traumatic brain injury typically results from violent jolts or blows to the head of the person that causes a collision between the brain and the interior of the skull. A traumatic brain injury can also result from the penetration of the skull by a bullet, shattered piece of skull or other object. In the United States brain injuries occur way too frequently. Roughly 500,000 people have to spend time in the hospital each year after suffering from brain injuries and statistics indicate that as many as 90,000 people die annually after suffering traumatic brain injuries and another 90,000 suffer from physical and mental ailments that are long term in consequence. The sad thing is that a lot of accidents that result in a brain injury are entirely avoidable and preventable but occur as a result of the wrongful and improper conduct of others.
Attorney Robert A. Brenner has made it his life's mission to protect victims of catastrophic injuries including brain injuries. He has spent more than two decades working with victims of brain injuries not only in the capacity of a brain injury lawyer but also as a friend and an educator. His passion to make a difference to victims of brain injuries and victims of other catastrophic injuries led to his creation of the Catastrophic Injury Resource Center, www.catastrophicinjury.com. The Catastrophic Injury Resource Center serves as a vehicle to fill the void created by the present lack of information out there about medical conditions and legal rights related to brain injuries.
The types of brain injury experienced by victims can range from mild to traumatic. A mild brain injury can result in a dysfunction of brain cells that is temporary, while more severe brain injuries can cause torn tissues, bleeding, bruising and other forms of physical damage to the brain. The consequences of traumatic brain injury can be complications that are long term and in the worst case scenario can be death. As a result of the hefty consequences that accompany a brain injury, it is important to pay attention to the symptoms. The symptoms of a mild brain injury include: problems with memory or concentration, headaches, momentary loss of consciousness, disorientation, nausea, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, sleeping more than usual, and depression. The symptoms of brain injuries that range between moderate and severe include: slurry speech, extreme weakness or numbness, loss of consciousness for minutes or hours of time, convulsions or seizures, fluids draining from the nose or ears, dilation of the eyes and loss of control of the bladder or bowel.
The experts recommend that you always see a doctor after receiving any type of blow to the head. You should take immediate steps to receive emergency medical care if you are experiencing the symptoms of a serious brain injury after receiving a traumatic injury to the head. Seconds and minutes count. Also, where the injury received is the result of the negligent or improper conduct of another, take steps to consult with a brain injury attorney.