• Brain injury statistics

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 admin No comments

    A brain injury can cause a long-term disability or death. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, of the 1.4 million people who sustain a brain injury each year in the United States, 50,000 die; 235,000 are hospitalized; and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department. 20% of these injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 3.17 Million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a brain injury.

    Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, behavior, and/or sensation. It can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age.

    If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, don’t hesitate to contact Linton & Hirshman today for a free consultation. The care and services required to assist a brain injury victim in daily life will not be short lived. Let Linton & Hirshman, experienced Ohio brain injury attorneys, protect your rights to proper care and compensation. Our attorneys Tobias J. Hirshman, Robert F. Linton, Jr., and Ellen Hobbs Hirshman have great compassion and insight into struggles and challenges faced by brain injury victims. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve.

    When a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, Linton & Hirshman will evaluate your case to determine if another’s negligence or medical malpractice caused the injury. The attorneys at Linton & Hirshman are dedicated to asserting the rights of people suffering from these devastating injuries. Contact an experienced brain injury attorney at Linton & Hirshman today to learn more about your rights and a legal course of action. Don’t delay; schedule a free consultation now.

    Linton & Hirshman Attorneys at Law in Cleveland Ohio are committed to asserting the rights of brain injury victims. We have over 90 years of combined experience as well as the resources and medical knowledge to successfully represent you in a brain injury case. Don’t try to navigate the legal system alone. Contact us today for a free consultation at home or the hospital. We are conveniently located in the warehouse district near the state and federal courthouses in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Sources:
    Brain Injury Association of America

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes

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