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IQ Loss after a Traumatic Brain Injury

Among the possible injuries that somebody could sustain in a motor vehicle accident, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most severe. A TBI occurs when a blow to the head causes the function of the brain to alter. Sometimes, these changes are temporary. In other cases, they could be permanent. The complications of a TBI can be severe. Statistics released by Brainline show that:

Car Accidents Can Predict the Severity of a TBI

Motor vehicle collisions are among the most common causes of a traumatic brain injury. A published medical research study showed that the seriousness of the accident can be used to predict the severity of brain injury. The study published in the Accident Annals and Prevention was conducted over 5 years. The goal of the study was to provide information related to the incidence of TBIs that occur in road traffic accidents. The medical researchers reviewed the records of more than 1,200 individuals who had sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a road traffic accident. Some of the signs of a severe TBI include:

The Importance of Biomechanics in a Case Involving Head Injuries

Claims related to personal injury generally involve testimonies or considered opinion of multiple professionals. Particularly, in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case, it is usually necessary to have a medical expert who will determine the long-term impact of the injury for the victim, an engineer to recreate the crash scenario and a biomechanics specialist who can establish a relationship between the head injury and the crash.

Emotional Distress after a Traumatic Brain Injury

A study was published on the emotional distress and personality changes that people go through after a traumatic brain injury. A team of researchers published their findings in Brain Injury after following several dozen individuals who were involved in an auto accident and were subsequently diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. The researchers followed these individuals after their accident and diagnosis, looking for signs of emotional distress and personality changes. They found that more than 90 percent of the individuals suffered some form of psychiatric disorder. Some of the many different mental problems that they identified included:

Recovering After a Concussion

A recent study was published on the recovery time following a concussion, and the numbers might surprise some people. When individuals and families discuss traumatic brain injuries, they often talk about strokes, brain bleeds, and skull fractures; however, even a concussion is classified as a TBI. A traumatic brain injury is any blow to the head that causes a change in the brain’s function from its baseline. This means that a significant number of brain injuries might go undetected. These fears and worries were echoed by figures that were recently published by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the leading academic medical centers in the world. Their numbers showed that:

Returning to Work After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an insult to the neurological function of the central nervous system following a traumatic accident. There are many different types of TBIs, however, all of them are severe. Some statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the prevalence of neurological injuries show that:

The Epidemiology of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A large study was published on the causes of traumatic brain injuries. Even though a significant amount of research has been done on TBIs, these are still one of the leading causes of both disability and death in the United States. For those who may not know, a traumatic brain injury has been defined as an impact or blow to the head that alters the structure or function of the brain. One of the most effective ways to treat TBIs is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Some of the statistics on traumatic brain injuries that have been published by Brainline include:

Factors Influencing the Prognosis of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurological damage spans the spectrum from relatively minor to life-threatening. However, among the injuries that an individual might suffer in a traumatic accident, a head injury is one of the worst. Many families feel the impacts of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. According to some statistics that were recently published by Neuro Skills:

Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that someone can sustain. Unlike other parts of the body, the neurons in the central nervous system often do not regenerate once they are damaged. This can lead to lifelong complications that impact not only the person sustaining the injury but also his or her family and friends as well. Some of the statistics regarding traumatic brain injuries that were published by the Brain Trauma Foundation include:

San Francisco Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 on Northbound 101

A San Francisco wrong-way crash occurred in the early hours of February 3 that resulted in two fatalities and nine injuries. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Kayla Wilson, age 21 and a San Jose resident, drove her red Volkswagen the wrong way at the Vermont Street exit onto Northbound 101 at around 2:30 a.m. She then crashed into two vehicles before striking a van head-on near the off-ramp for Alemany Boulevard. The CHP reported that Wilson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from her vehicle and died. It has not been reported whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. I want to extend my sympathy and prayers to those who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.