Understanding the True Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – Georgia Attorney Explains
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) account for a significant number of deaths each year. Approximately 30% of accident-related deaths are because of traumatic brain injuries, demonstrating that this type of injury is quite prevalent across the United States. In addition to fatal traumatic brain injuries that take the lives of millions of Americans each year, many traumatic brain injuries result in permanent disability, which is a life-changing situation for both the injured individual as well as his or her loved one(s).
The True Costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
The CDC determined that in 2010, traumatic brain injuries had a price tag of $76.5 million, as such injuries affect not only the injured person and family members, but also the economy and society as a whole. When individuals suffer traumatic brain injuries, they may no longer have the ability to play a functioning role in society. For example, a traumatic brain injury victim may not be able to work, and therefore not contribute to the economy. Additionally, a traumatic brain injury victim may not be able to interact with others in the same way, depending on the severity of the injury, such as the inability to talk, walk, or eat.
A traumatic brain injury also has a significant impact on the injured person’s quality of life, as he or she may no longer be able to participate in the same activities, such as playing tennis or swimming. Also, the inability to work means a family may be losing necessary income to make ends meet. As such, traumatic brain injuries are a significant problem facing millions of Americans in Georgia and throughout the United States each year.
Key Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) as Reported by the CDC
While many people may understand just how catastrophic traumatic brain injuries can be, there are likely some facts that many people are not aware of. Such facts, as reported by the CDC, include, but are not be limited to, the following:
- The leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is a fall, and this number has been increasing for children younger than four, and adults older than 75;
- More than 30% of traumatic brain injury-related deaths are caused by motor vehicle accidents and other traffic-related incidents; and
- Individuals over the age of 65 have the greatest number of traumatic brain injury-related deaths and hospitalizations.
The CDC is trying to implement programs to bring public awareness about the severity of traumatic brain injuries, and how many of these injuries are preventable. Because there is such a significant cost associated with a traumatic brain injury, any program that may reduce the incidence of these injuries would make a significant impact on the quality of life for those injured. Additionally, such programs, if successful, will have a positive impact on the economy and society as a whole.
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