According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) each year. TBI is considered “a serious public health problem in the United States,” according to the CDCP, and the consequences of TBI can be significant, and even result in death. In fact, TBI is a contributing factor to almost one-third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
An astounding 75% of TBIs that occur each year result from concussions or other forms of mild TBI. A concussion is a type of TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Although health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because they are usually not life-threatening, their effects can be serious. Concussions can last for long periods of time and cause cognitive, physical, and sleep issues in victims. Oftentimes, a victim will experience one or more symptoms involving headaches, nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and/or noise, feeling tired or bogged down after even minimal exercise, being irritable, difficulty concentrating and other disruptive symptoms.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another person, the injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower LLC can advise you on your rights.
For a free consultation, contact the lawyers at DeBlasio & Gower LLC at (630) 560-1123 or through our website at https://www.dgllc.net We are here to help.
Clients who have sustained personal injuries (physical, mental and/or emotional) will be represented by experienced attorneys who have the skills to pursue claims for damages. You or a family member may be entitled to recover damages for various forms of losses and injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Medical Expenses
- Past / Future Wage Loss
- Past / Future Pain and Suffering
- Disfigurement / Scarring
- Past / Future Loss of Normal Life
- Past / Future Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Bodily Functions
- Loss of Consortium / Loss of Society
- Long-term care
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