Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, can have a devastating effect on victims and families of victims who suffer from this injury. Because TBI can alter the personality and the mental health of the vicitm, it is unlike any other injury the body can sustain. According to the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), there are approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. Further, 50,000 people die from TBI each year and 85,000 people suffer long term disabilities (source).
TBI can occur after trauma occurs to the head during a slip and fall accident, during a motor vehicle accident, or if the brain suffers a loss of oxygen. TBI can also occur from infections and stroke. Common symptoms of mild TBI include fatigue, headaches, visual disturbances, memory loss, and poor attention/concentration. Severe TBI can result in slurred speach, altered senses, vision loss, and seizures. For a full list of symptoms click here.
Ignoring warning signs of TBI can lead to a lifetime of impairment. See a doctor if you identify with any of the symptoms above, and if you are injured with a traumatic brain injury you may be able to seek damages. Contact us with questions at (702) 384-2070.