Traumatic Brain Injury Overview
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the term used to describe brain damage suffered as a result of a sudden physical force or impact. TBI does not refer to brain damage that is hereditary, congenital, or degenerative, nor does it refer to brain damage resulting from toxic exposure, birth trauma or exposure to viruses or microorganisms.
According to a 2004 study of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 1.4 million people sustain a TBI each year in the United States. Of this number, 1.1 million are treated and released from the emergency room, 235,000 require hospitalization, and 50,000 will eventually die of their injury.
In cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury, it is imperative that measures be taken to preserve evidence, prove the nature and extent of your injuries, and to enable experts to establish the cause of your injuries. In order to adequately present a case for damages, an attorney must have a thorough understanding of the symptoms, prognosis and treatment of TBI. To learn how the firm can obtain results for your specific case, please call (310) 553-6630 or email our firm.