Increased TBI Awareness Can Help People

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) need to be treated properly. Thankfully, more people are aware of its effects.

In a 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more people are becoming increasingly aware of the life-shattering effects of TBIs, with the total number of emergency department visits rising by as much as 3.6 percent between 2006 and 2010. Moreover, there had been a 29.1 percent increase on the number of patients seeking treatment for brain injuries, which the researchers traced to two reasons: either there had been an actual increase of head injuries among patients or Americans are beginning to take these types of injuries more seriously and are more eager to receive treatment.

A lot of research has been done regarding TBIs, yet the same facts holds true. TBIs can cause the development of degenerative diseases such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that has symptoms ranging from dementia to altered behavior, or even Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Seeking the help of a brain injury attorney is important in filing a claim against the party who caused your loved one to acquire TBI. Under the grounds of negligence, which places the defendant legally responsible for the incident, you can be properly compensated for the losses incurred while recuperating.

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