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.
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