fbpx
To all new and existing clients: We are open and operating remotely. Call us at 1-800-LAW-2000. Free video consultations!

Recognizing a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are prevalent in New Jersey and across the country. These injuries have been called a “silent epidemic” due to the fact that many people cannot recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI. As a result, TBI may go undetected and untreated.

Design-05-FB

It is important to know that even a minor concussion or blow to the head can cause serious brain damage and lead to life-long complications. If you or a loved suffers any type of blow to the head – whether due to a fall, sport or recreation activity or car accident – you should seek medical attention right away.

Design-04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies TBI as one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. An estimated 30 percent of all injury-related deaths are associated with TBI, the CDC reports.

In addition, the rates of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits increased by 70 percent between 2001 and 2010. The rate of ED visits which resulted in a diagnosis of a sports-related concussion or TBI to a child under the age of 19 also rose during the same time period – by 57 percent. During a recent one-year period, more than 248,000 children under the age of 19 were treated in EDs for sports and recreation-related injuries.

Those individuals who survive a TBI can have symptoms lasting for days, weeks, months and even years. In some instances, the effects of a TBI can be life-long.

Design-01

Design-02 (1)

What to Do If You or a Loved One Is Believed to Be Suffering from a TBI

If you experience any of the following symptoms or signs, or if you believe your loved one is suffering from a TBI, medical attention should be sought at once:

Design-03

For More Information