The Johnny O. Foundation sponsors National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of September, in order to raise awareness about the causes, and prevention, of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs are widely misunderstood and are far more common than most realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States in 2013 and 153 people die from injuries that include TBI daily.
Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe with the most common being “mild TBIs” which can be referred to as concussions and can be caused by a multitude of different events. However, one thing is for certain, whether you experience an open or closed head injury, the possibility of long-term brain damage is real and thus immediate treatment and diagnosis is imperative.
One common misconception about TBIs relates to consciousness. Whether or not you lose consciousness, is not indicative of whether or not you have a brain injury – in other words, just because you have not lost consciousness after a car accident, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have not experienced some type of TBI
If you are someone you know has suffered a head injury, the attorneys at Romano Law Group are available to discuss your rights through a free initial consultation.
Hali Marsocci, Esq.