Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes permanent problems, disability and death; but they are often missed or mis-diagnosed, according to Loudoun Fairfax sports injury lawyer Doug Landau

Leesburg, Loudoun and Fairfax brain injury and disability lawyer Doug Landau of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., Herndon, VA
Leesburg, Loudoun and Fairfax brain injury and disability lawyer Doug Landau of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., Herndon, VA

Traumatic Brain Injury is defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as a “blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.” While not all blows or jolts to the head result in TBI, it’s sometimes hard to tell the severity of a brain injury right away. Doug Landau recently took part in non-profit Brain Injury Services meeting in Leesburg. Landau has helped accident victims who have been diagnosed with head trauma and TBI days, weeks and even months after a car wreck, truck crash or bicycle-motor vehicle impact. A TBI can result in short or long-term independent function problems. Each year in the United States, nearly 1.5 million people will suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Causes for TBI vary from falls from bikes, defective sports equipment, to traffic crashes and physical assaults. Additionally, a large number of military personnel returning from active war zones, such as the war in Iraq, suffer from TBIs, as written about on our LandauInjuryLaw site.

It’s reported that, of those who suffer TBIs, 50,000 die each year. The latest data show that 235,000 are hospitalized with 1.1 million persons treated and released from an emergency department. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 3 million Americans currently have a long-term need, which may be for life, for help in performing daily activities as a result of a TBI. Part of the insidious nature of TBIs is they are often missed in initial medical examinations after a blow or jolt to the head. Symptoms are subtle and can be easily overlooked. Also, the effects of TBI may be delayed and not be evident for days or weeks before they appear. If you or someone you know has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, head trauma or concussion, please call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., 703-796-9555 or e-mail us at the Landau Law Shop. Let our team take care of yours.

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