March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a serious and devastating cause of injury and disability impacting thousands of Americans every year. According to the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma, nearly 20,000 Oklahomans visit the hospital after suffering a TBI every year.
Traumatic Brain Injuries are challenging to diagnose and can occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain or skull. Often, a TBI can lead to a lifetime of medical care and strenuous rehabilitation for victims. In addition to the physical hardships and pain suffered by TBI victims, the medical costs associated with these types of injuries can be astronomical.
At Graves McLain, Tulsa Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm, we want to do our part to bring this issue to the forefront of the national conversation. March is National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. To honor this momentous occasion, we have created a brand-new Infographic that sheds some light on the harsh realities of suffering and living with a TBI.
How Widespread is the Problem?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, head and brain injuries are a significant health hazard. They have become one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. To get a glimpse of just how widespread this issue is, here are some startling statistics:
- Each day 137 people in the United States die due to a TBI-related injury.
- Approximately 3 million Americans are currently living with disabilities related to TBI.
- Every 13 seconds, someone will sustain a TBI.
- A mild TBI is called a concussion.
- At least 5 million children and adults will sustain a TBI every year.
- 50,000 people die as a result of a TBI every year.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, nearly 12 million people in the United States live with the impact of a brain injury that was acquired through an accident or illness. Brain injuries can be complicated to diagnose and treat and can require a lifetime of expensive medical care.
Below is a helpful Infographic with facts about the causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and medical care costs.
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Graves McLain, a Personal Injury law firm, we want to help do our part to raise awareness and education about these debilitating injuries. To learn more about TBIs and this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, visit the Brain Injury Association of America.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury through no fault of your own, call Graves McLain at 918-359-6600. When you call, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation with one of our experienced Brain Injury attorneys. We will investigate every detail of your situation and fight hard to ensure that justice is served.
At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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