Friday, June 27, 2008

Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury

Columbus, Ohio. The personal injury lawyers at Bressman Law [] are dedicated to protecting your interests and handling your case with personal attention, aggressive advocacy, professionalism, and compassion. We understand that sustaining traumatic and life changing injuries in an accident can be emotionally devastating. We strive to balance this concern with the unique and rigorous demands of the legal system. We have been successfully representing injured people, car accident victims, and wrongful death cases in Ohio for nearly 18 years.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild," i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to "severe," i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

How many people have TBI?

Of the 1.4 million who sustain a TBI each year in the United States:
-- 50,000 die;
-- 235,000 are hospitalized; and
-- 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.1
The number of people with TBI who are not seen in an emergency department or who
receive no care is unknown.

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