Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is an acute head injury that occurs when an external force causes disruption to the brain. Mild traumatic brain injuries (concussion) involve a temporary disruption of brain cells, whereas severe trauma can result in bruising, torn tissue, and bleeding that can cause permanent brain damage or death. TBI is a leading cause of death in the United States. Long-term effects of TBI can range from impaired thinking or memory to impaired emotional or physical functioning.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually in the United States. Of the 275,000 cases hospitalized, over 50,000 result in death.

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Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

Head and brain injuries vary, depending on the cause and subsequent treatment on the injury. Some of the most severe types of TBI include:

  1. Anoxic Brain Injury
  2. Hypoxic Brain Injury
  3. Penetrating (Open Head) Injury
  4. Subdural Hematoma
  5. Locked In Syndrome
  6. Concussions
  7. Closed Head Injury
  8. Diffuse Axonal Injury
  9. Coup-ContreCoup Injury
  10. Second Impact Syndrome
  11. Post-Concussion Syndrome

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head or body. The degree of damage depends on several factors, including the nature of the event and the force of impact. Common causes of TBI include the following:

  1. Birth Trauma
  2. Falls
  3. Auto Accidents
  4. ATV Accidents
  5. Trucking Accidents
  6. Farming Equipment Accidents
  7. Vehicle Defects
  8. Defective Airbags
  9. Defective Seat Belts
  10. Defective Firearms
  11. Elevator Accidents
  12. Industrial Accidents
  13. Construction Accidents
  14. Fracking Accidents
  15. Motorcycle Accidents
  16. Bike Accidents
  17. Pipeline Explosions
  18. Combat Related Activities
  19. Defective Helmets

Legal Action Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Around 138 people die from TBI injuries in the United States each day. Those who survive a TBI can face disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. The effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues have lasting effects on individuals, families and communities.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio catastrophic injury and product liability attorney accepting cases of traumatic brain injuries nationwide. Working on contingency fees, The Lyon Firm invests to learn the critical facts that will drive a successful personal injury case.

Expert testimony is critical in traumatic brain injury cases to understand the scope of the injury, and Mr. Lyon has experience working with neurologists and neuropsychologists to develop this important evidence.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding traumatic brain injuries.