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Traumatic Brain Injury Facts

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have numerous effects on a person. Along with physical complications, TBI is also associated with mental and emotions issues, some of which can persist indefinitely. If you or a loved one is suffering from a TBI, knowing the facts is crucial for getting the right treatment, as well as offering assistance if you wish to file an injury claim.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 30 percent of all deaths resulting from injury can be attributed to TBI. TBI is also linked to 2.5 million emergency room visits and over 282,000 hospitalizations. Out of all the age groups, the very young and very old tend to experience loss of life from TBI most frequently. For people aged 65 and older, falls were the most common cause of serious brain injury.

Moderate to severe TBI can also have a number of negative effects on a person, as illustrated by the Mayo Clinic. For instance, physical complications include headaches, brain swelling, damage to small and large blood vessels, dizziness, and seizures. A person may also enter into a state of altered consciousness and in some instances this results in a permanent condition. For instance, coma can last a few days or a few weeks, at which point the person may awaken or transition into a vegetative state.

Behavioral effects have been known to occur. Impulse control may be diminished, and the person may uncharacteristically engage in risk-taking behavior. He or she may also be prone to aggressive outbursts and irritability. Victims of TBI may also experience trouble communicating with others. This can affect both verbal and written communication, as well as nonverbal communication. Social problems are common in this case, which can lead to depression and anxiety.

 

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  • "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....-Jeff D.

  • "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....- Dave

  • "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.-Jennifer

  • "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day...-Larry

  • "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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