Throughout the country, with Phoenix as no exception, the number of brain injuries are ever increasing. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” Brain Injuries are catastrophic injuries from which victims can rarely ever fully recover. Victims of brain injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries, are forced to struggle with a range of permanent health problems, including those related to their memory, senses, emotions, movement, cognitive abilities, personalities, and even onset of mental disorders.
The statistics surrounding traumatic brain injury are staggering. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, there were over 2.87 million TBI related ER visits, hospitalization and deaths in the US, with over 837,000 of them related to injured children. The Arizona brain injury attorneys at Enara Law are all too familiar with these grim statistics, and work to help victims get the compensation they deserve to regain their quality of life.
A GROWING NUMBER OF
CDC statistics show a growing trend amongst traumatic brain injuries. Alarmingly, the CDC notes that the total number of TBI injuries has increased by 53% from 2006 to 2014, as demonstrated by the TBI trend graph below.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; see TBI Data
TYPES OF ACCIDENTS MOST LIKELY TO
CAUSE A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN PHOENIX
Although many accidents can lead to the onset of a TBI, the following is a list of those most common TBI inducing injuries. As you will note, and as the CDC affirms, falls are the most common cause of TBI.
- Motor vehicle / car accidents
- Falling down a flight of stairs
- Falling off a raised platform
- Contact sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, soccer, and off road sports
- Being struck by an object
SYMPTOMS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN PHOENIX
According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injuries can have a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Some symptoms appear immediately after an injury or traumatic event, while others may take days or weeks to appear. The brain injury lawyers at Enara Law understand the pain and toll these symptoms take on victims' lives, and will fight to get you compensated to help with your recovery.
The following lists of symptoms are the Mayo Clinic’s indicators of traumatic brain injury:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- Being dazed, in a state of confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Speech Problems
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensory symptoms
- Sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Cognitive or mental symptoms
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
- Persistent headache or headaches that worsen
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Cognitive or mental symptoms
- Profound confusion
- Agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior
- Slurred speech
- Coma and other disorders of consciousness
CHILDREN'S SYMPTOMS OF A BRAIN INJURY
Because infants and young children with brain injuries may be unable to communicate headaches, sensory problems, confusion and other symptoms, observation of children who may have sustained a head injury is essential. Indicators of a possible traumatic brain injury in a child include:
- Change in eating or nursing habits
- Unusual or easy irritability
- Persistent crying and inability to be consoled
- Change in ability to pay attention
- Change in sleep habits
- Sad or depressed mood
- Loss of interest in favorite toys or activities”
Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER)
EFFECTS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN
INJURY IN ARIZONA
Traumatic brain injuries can have extreme negative effects on a victim's health and mental well being. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that some of the immediate complications of a TBI “include seizures, nerve damage, blood clots, contraction of a blood vessel, stroke, coma, and infections in the brain.”
Furthermore, NIH finds that more severe and long lasting adverse effects may ensue from TBI.
Longer term Effects include impairment related to:
- Cognition, such as difficulty learning, remembering, making decisions, and reasoning
- Senses, such as double vision, a consistent bitter taste in the mouth or a loss of the sense of taste, ringing in the ears, and tingling or pain
- Communication, such as trouble talking, reading, writing, and explaining feelings or thoughts
- Behavior, including difficulty with social situations, relationships, and self-control, or aggression
- Emotions, including depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability.
DEGENERATIVE EFFECTS OF A
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Medical research suggests that having one or more brain injuries may increase the risk of diseases that cause the degeneration, or break down, of brain cells, including:
- Alzheimer's disease, which impairs memory, emotions, and thinking skills
- Parkinson's disease, which causes the loss of motor skills and control over motor skills
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is often seen in athletes involved in sports with head impacts, and routinely causes problems with memory, thinking, and motor skills”
Source: United States National Institutes of Health
HOW MUCH DOES A TRAUMATIC BRAIN
INJURY ATTORNEY IN ARIZONA COST?
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