Brain Injuries: A Growing Problem With Long-Term Consequences
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur annually in the U.S. Brain injuries are the cause of one-third of all injury-related deaths. Brain injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that can occur. When damage is done to the brain, recovery for victims is often long and difficult. The damage can be permanent and affect both mental and physical abilities. More than 5 million people in the U.S. are currently dealing with the long-term consequences of a brain injury, including memory loss, headaches and difficulty concentrating.
Brain injury cases are challenging to prove, even when the facts seem straightforward. This is because injuries to the brain are often more difficult to diagnose and treat than injuries to other parts of the body. If an accident victim’s leg is broken, the fracture can most likely be seen on an X-ray. For TBIs, a victim may have no visible damage to their head. The diagnostic tools are more complicated and the injury often takes longer to properly diagnose. Unfortunately, medical experts and accident reconstruction experts are often needed to help prove the cause and extent of the injury. Insurance companies fight brain injury cases particularly hard.
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