Diagnosed with Brain Injury? Take These Important Steps

3 Important First Steps

Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with serious traumatic brain injury (TBI)? If so, you are not alone. Each year, nearly 3 million people are diagnosed with a TBI, with most (90%) being treated and released from the emergency department without further treatment. Of these, many are left with some degree of neurological impairment – and approximately 50,000 die. Although the vast majority of fatal catastrophic brain injuries (~70%) result from automobile accidents, serious traumatic brain injuries resulting in disability and death can also occur as a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, explosions, birth injuries, workplace injuries, and assaults.

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