Suffering a brain injury, either due to an accident or some other traumatic event, is a serious matter. According to WebMD roughly 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. 5.3 million Americans suffer from the side effects of a brain injury, resulting in $48 billion to $60 billion in health care costs every year. 50,000 Americans die from brain injuries every year.
A mild brain injury can result in headaches and other symptoms and, while often temporary, 15 percent of people suffering these types of injuries still have symptoms after a year. A more severe brain injury can be life-changing and debilitating. People can suffer permanent behavior, cognitive, and physical disabilities. People who are put into a coma will need care for the rest of their lives.
Clearly if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury through the fault of another party, either in an accident or from medical malpractice, the services of a brain injury lawyer will be very useful in getting the resources you or your loved one will need to deal with the situation. Long term health care, even for someone with insurance, is expensive and this is especially true for someone with a brain injury. A lawyer with some experience in dealing with clients with brain injuries will be able to help you get the resources you need for treatment and long term care. You do not have to deal with the results of a horrific injury on your own.
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