Traumatic Brain Injuries

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According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, every year 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The majority of these cases require professional medical attention. Even with prompt treatment, however, some victims will not recover from this brain damage. About 50,000 people, annually, die from a traumatic brain injury.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Unfortunately, there are many different ways a victim may suffer a traumatic brain injury. Often, these injuries result from negligent or malicious actions performed by another person. Common causes of TBI

  • Moving vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Abuse
  • Explosive blasts (such as gunshots)

Though this does not include all of the possible causes of TBI, the above items are considered to be among the most prevalent ones.

Consequences of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries may range in severity from mild (minor concussions) to severe (bleeding in the brain). If the traumatic brain injury is serious, the victim may suffer lasting effects, such as the following:

  • Loss of sensation
  • Changes in thought processes
  • Loss of memory/memory capabilities
  • Emotional changes
  • Increased risk of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s
  • Seizures
  • Possible nerve damage (paralysis or loss of vision)

The above complications can change a person’s life. Coping and adjusting to the loss of certain physical or cognitive abilities can be both difficult and frustrating. Victims of serious traumatic brain injuries typically have a long road of recovery ahead of them.