Maryland Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer.

They are painful and costly injuries. Everyone is at risk for a serious brain injury, meaning that we are all just one accident away from suffering the terrible effects of a TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury In Maryland – By the Numbers

  • Falls are the most common cause of TBI hospitalizations in Maryland, and the second leading cause is motor vehicle accidents.
  • TBI hospitalizations in Maryland increased by 21 percent from 2010 to 2011.
  • The age groups with the most TBI-related emergency department visits are 5-14 and 65-74 years old.
  • The leading causes of TBI-related ED visits are falls and being struck by or against an object (this includes sports-related concussions).
  • 3 million people in the United States are living with disability resulting from a TBI.

Maryland Nursing Facilities and TBI

Patients in Maryland nursing homes suffer a high number of brain injuries. In fact, in 2012, 13 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing facilities had TBI or anoxia (another name for absence of oxygen) TBIs in nursing homes are not limited to older residents. Reports show that there are more nursing home residents under the age of 65 with TBI than there are without a brain injury.

Brain Injuries in Sports-Related Activities

Certain sports have a greater risk for TBI. The most dangerous activity for people of all ages is cycling, with 85,389 treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2009. This is followed by football (46,948), baseball and softball (38,394), and basketball (34,692). These activities are also the leading causes of sports-related head injury visits to the ER for children ages 14 and younger.

Coping with TBI

The physical effects of TBI include loss of motor ability, severe headaches, dizziness, vision impairment and hearing loss. People with TBI often experience aggression, anger, anxiety, depression or major personality changes. Brain function can also be impaired, leading to problems with memory, reasoning and focus.

It is estimated that TBI costs the U.S. $60 billion every year.

Individuals with a severe case of brain injury also face large personal costs. Medical bills include initial treatment, ongoing care and rehabilitation. This is made worse by the fact that loss of income and work capacity is common among TBI patients.

It is important to remember that many brain injuries are caused by the negligence of others. This can include driver negligence or poorly maintained property which causes someone to fall. The fact that TBI is usually preventable makes it even more unfortunate for victims, who often have to deal with a lifetime of consequences.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in Maryland because of the negligence of another person, you could be entitled to compensation. At Jezic & Moyse, our experienced TBI accident attorneys have helped many families coping with the aftermath of a major brain injury. Contact Jezic & Moyse for a free consultation by calling (240) 292-7200.

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