There are mild traumatic brain injuries and severe ones; there are short and long term consequences; there are temporary and permanent effects. In any case, the consequences of a brain injury can weigh heavily on victims and their families, causing significant hardship for everyone affected. Determining Risk and Potential Effects Most brain injury victims experience … Read more
A brain injury can affect the victim in many ways, depending on the severity of the TBI. A minor brain injury can cause discomfort for many months but the long term effects of a severe head injury are more noticeable. People who suffer from a severe injury will experience long term complex problems. Their ability … Read more
In the United States, three to four people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every minute. Over one million people are treated every year for TBI in hospital emergency departments. Of these people, about 50,000 die and 80,000 are permanently disabled. Concussions versus Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain … Read more
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to brain damage that is caused by physical trauma. TBI can occur when there is a blow to the head or violent shaking (resulting in a closed brain injury) or when something penetrates the head and damages the brain tissue (causing an open head injury).