Who is at risk for Traumatic Brain Injury—and what treatment do they receive?
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a major cause of death in the United States. According to Atlanta’s own Centers for Disease Control, these injuries are associated with over a million emergency department visits, 235,000 hospitalizations, and 50,000 deaths.
According to further data compiled by the CDC, rates for traumatic brain injury are higher among males, and highest among people over 75 years of age. The two leading causes for these injuries are unintentional motor-vehicle traffic incidents and unintentional falls. Assaults are the third leading cause of TBI.
What is of most concern to us at the Law Offices of Michael L. Neff is this finding: most patients (almost 65 percent) who were hospitalized with a TBI-related diagnosis were discharged home with no or unskilled assistance (approximately seven percent of these patients died while hospitalized). Is it because of economic concerns or is it because frequently TBI is not diagnosed at the Emergency Room?
If you or someone you love has suffered this kind of injury through no fault of your own, it’s so important to seek the services of a competent personal injury lawyer. You deserve all the help you need to attempt to recover as much as possible.
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