More Americans Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), the number of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to traumatic brain jury have increased over the past decade.
A Snapshot of Recent Traumatic Head Injuries
Many families in the Henderson area have been affected by traumatic head injuries recently and the following are just a few of the cases to have hit the media:
- In December 2014, a plastics plant worker in Henderson suffered a lifetaking blow to the head. At the young age of 42, Scott Greenfield’s life was ended
- In the middle of June 2015 the life of a 15 year old Henderson teenager was ended when the vehicle she was in went out of control. She was thrown from the vehicle and suffered a head injury. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt, while the driver who was wearing a seatbelt only suffered minor injuries
- In early August 2015, 37 year old Jenny King of Henderson passed away due to blunt head trauma which was the result of a vehicle accident
The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
It is estimated that every year as many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from a brain injury. As of 2010, the CDC estimated that the number of traumatic brain injuries were as high as 823.7 per every 100,000 Americans.
These events can be traumatic and are often misdiagnosed or completely missed by both the person suffering from the injury and even worse, his or her doctor.
If you suspect you have suffered a head injury, these are some of the symptoms to look out for:
- Long term or short term memory loss
- Vision problems
What Should You Do if You Suspect a Traumatic Brain Injury?
First and most importantly, seek medical treatment. Visit your emergency department and provide the treating physicians and nurses with as much information as you can about what happened, when it happened, and how it happened.
After a medical evaluation you will have a better idea of whether or not a claim should be made. In these situations, at the David Boehrer Law Firm we offer free initial consultations to brain injury sufferers or their survivors, for further guidance, advice and advocacy.
With decades of combined experience, our law firm has the knowledge and the tools necessary to ensure that you or your loved one receives the compensation he or she deserves for their pain and suffering.
Call us today at (702) 750-0750 to schedule your consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.