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In 2010, about 2.5 million emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with TBI—either alone or in combination with other injuries—in the United States.
TBI contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people.
TBI was a diagnosis in more than 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million ED visits. These consisted of TBI alone or TBI in combination with other injuries.
If a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury or head injury in an accident of any kind or due to another person’s negligent conduct, it is important that you seek the legal counsel of an experienced attorney. At The McLarty Pope Firm our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and determine how we can assist you. Some of the types of accident claims that we handle that involve head or brain injuries include:
A head or brain injury may change a person’s life forever. Depending upon the severity, a person who sustains an injury of this sort may face extensive medical bills as well as continued medical treatment or necessary living assistance. Our personal injury attorneys believe that the responsible party should be held liable for their actions, and we act as strong advocates for our clients’ rights as we seek maximum compensation for their cases.
A person may sustain a head or brain injury due to physical trauma, as in the case of an assault or an auto accident, or may have an acquired brain injury that may occur from a lack of oxygen to the brain. The first form of injury, a traumatic brain injury, may involve a concussion, contusion, whiplash, penetration, or any other type of physical trauma to the head or brain itself. An acquired brain injury may develop due to injury to a child during labor or delivery, caused by a delayed c-section or incident that involves the infant’s brain not getting enough oxygen for a period of time. Cerebral palsy is a common brain injury that may be sustained due to medical malpractice, and these types of injuries may result in developmental delays, mental retardation and a number of other serious problems.