Even the mildest of brain injuries can have lifelong consequences. Whether it is episodes of memory loss or loss of motor functions, brain injuries are scary, life-changing events. Traumatic brain injuries are also a leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, making up nearly a third of all injury deaths in the United States.
Effects of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Impaired cognitive ability and recall
- Impaired motor function
- Impaired vision and/or hearing
- Altered emotional functions, such as a change in personality
Annually, more than 2.5 million people suffer some type of brain injury, 52,000 of them fatal. But not all of these injuries are a result of a direct blow to the head. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, there are a number of symptoms to look for, such as:
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
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Medically speaking, there are two types of brain injuries.
Traumatic – These traumatic brain injuries are a result of an external force that jars the brain inside the skull and/or damages the skull itself. Types of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
- Coup-contre coup injury
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Open and Closed Head Injuries
- Penetrating Injury
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Locked in Syndrome
Acquired – This type of brain injury takes place on a cellular level, usually because of pressure on the brain. Causes include:
- Brain tumor
- Anoxic brain injury
- Hypoxic brain injury
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Some of us are at greater risk of brain injuries than others. Young men – those between the age of 15 and 24 – are at the greatest risk. The very young and very old are also at greater risk of brain injury. There are a number of things that lead to a traumatic brain injury, the most common of which, according to the CDC:
- Falls, make up more than 40 percent of TBIs.
- Struck by or against an object account for roughly 15 percent.
- Motor vehicle accidents make up more than 14 percent.
- Assault/physical violence make up more than 10 percent.
Causes of acquired brain injury include:
- Exposure to toxic substance and/or poisoning.
- Strangulation, choking, or drowning.
- Heart attack.
- Neurological illnesses.
If a major accident has left you or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury, reach out to a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson by calling 602-777-7000 today.
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