On May 28, 2014, a Bronx woman won $172 million in damages for the brain injury she experienced as a result of medical malpractice. The jury announced the verdict after a three-week-long trial over a lawsuit that alleged that the victim had not been given timely and adequate medical treatment for a seizure that resulted in severe brain injuries. The plaintiff, Tiffany Applewhite, had been a straight-A student before the incident and had been preparing to apply to Manhattan's prestigious Stuyvesant High School.
Traumatic brain injury is also known as acquired brain injury. It takes place when a jolt or blow to the head results in brain damage. TBIs can range from mild to severe. However, you should note that since brains are not alike, injuries related to the brain may also vary from one patient to another. This becomes challenging for the physician in terms of diagnosing specific deficits and determining the type of rehabilitation required.
Traumatic brain injury is quite common in major accidents that involve a strong blow to the victim’s head. This type of an injury is often the cause of permanent disability. Data from the New York State Department of Health shows that every year, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for the death of more than 2000 persons living in the state.
Brain injuries can have lifelong and far-reaching consequences. The emotional, physical, and cognitive-communicative impact of brain injuries can limit your earning potential greatly. It can also affect the quality of your life severely. Common causes for traumatic brain injuries include falls, vehicular crashes, assaults, and sports injuries. These types of injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage.Brain injuries can have lifelong and far-reaching consequences. It can also affect the quality of your life severely. Common causes for traumatic brain injuries include falls, vehicular crashes, assaults, and sports injuries. These types of injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage.
Few things can be worse than suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might have to deal with lifelong physical and mental health problems and might never be able to lead a normal life again.