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Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Often Not Recognized But Become More Prevalent

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2012 in Brain Injury

March 16, 2012 – According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are emerging as a major problem in the United States, including Pennsylvania.  The estimates are that 1.7 million people suffer a TBI each year.  TBIs can cause permanent disability and, in some cases, even death.  Of the 1.7 million people who suffer a TBI each year, roughly 275,000 are hospitalized and approximately 52,000 are killed.

A TBI is very often not recognized and can be easily misdiagnosed.  This happens very often in car accidents and car wrecks in Pennsylvania where the injured person sustains a concussion.  A TBI can be caused by any blow or jolt to the head that causes a disruption of normal brain function.   Falls – either in the home or workplace – are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.   It is also not uncommon for motor vehicle accident victims to suffer TBIs: the violent stop-and-go motion of a car crash causes the brain to move and strike the inside of the skull, which can result in bleeding or more serious injury.

If you think you have suffered a TBI you should seek medical attention immediately.

The Injury Lawyers  with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers can answer any questions you may have if you are injured in a car accident or car wreck or believe you have been mis-diagnosed by a provider in Harrisburg, Central Pennsylvania and around the Commonwealth.

 

Scott B. Cooper
Schmidt Kramer PC209 State StreetHarrisburg, PA 17101(717) 232-6300 – Telephone(717) 232-6467 – Facsimilescooper@Schmidt Kramer.comFacebook.com/Schmidt KramerTwitter.com/TalkToALawyer