Mild should never be used when presenting a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) case. In reality there is no such thing as a mild brain injury. Even in the least severe cases of Brain Injury, the victims sustain fundamental brain damage that causes problems in attention, concentration, memory, and judgment. The patient usually recognizes this and is frustrated by it. They are further frustrated by the fact that the emergency room doctor reported their injury as inconsequential and recovery should be immediate and complete. If this scenario sounds all too sadly like what you and your family have been struggling with, call the Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys, at TSR Injury Law. Our partners are experts in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury. Partner Rich Ruohonen is frequently asked to speak on TBI at attorney conferences and has published in-depth articles on the subject. We will represent you with authority and skill. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The costs associated with traumatic brain injuries are staggering in both economic and emotional ways. Nearly 100% of patients with severe head trauma and almost 70% of those with moderate head trauma will be permanently disabled to some extent and will never return to their full functioning capacity. In the U.S. alone, the direct cost of care for patients with TBI is estimated at more than $25 billion annually – excluding inpatient care.
The relational / interpersonal costs are more difficult to assess, but can be extensive. Very often the patient seems and is a different person with different thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When the brain has suffered damage, behavior is impacted in these three ways:
- Intellect (information handling of behavior)
- Emotional (feelings and experiential consciousness)
- Control (how behavior is expressed)
Information on Brain Injury Symptoms
Types of Brain Injuries
TBI may be divided into two main categories, closed head injury and penetrating head injury. Brain injuries can then be further broken down into specific classifications:
- Skull Fractures
- Coup and Contrecoup Brain Injuries
- Post-Concussive Syndrome
- Subdural Hematoma
- Cerebral Anoxia
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
This information is provided by TSR Injury Law. Our attorneys are consistently named Super Lawyers by their peers and Chuck Slane has been voted one of the 2008 Minnesota Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys have years of experience with personal injury law, have a stellar reputation, and have secured millions in compensation for our clients. They have proven their expertise in TBI cases with many settlements in the millions. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.