According to EMS Magazine, some 475,000 US kids in the 14 and under age group suffer from traumatic brain injuries. While 90% of TBI kid patients are seen in emergency rooms and then released, there are still over 47,000 patients a year who end up hospitalized because of a TBI.
Fall accidents, car accidents, and incidents involving the victim getting
hit by or struck against a hard object continue to be the most common
causes of traumatic brain injuries in the US. 2,685 children die each
year because of TBIs while more than 30,000 kids with TBIs will sustain
Our injuries to children and minors lawyers represent the families of
babies, toddlers, young children, adolescents, and teenagers who were
seriously injured in personal injury accidents. Many of our injuries to
minors cases involve children who were injured or killed because of a
defective product. Gilbert & Ollanik, PC is one of the most recognized
products liability law firms in the US.
Traumatic brain injuries—whether sustained in a car crash, from
a drowning accident, in a fall accident at the playground, because the
child car safety seat or seatbelt restraint system was defective, during
a suffocation accident that occurred because a crib was defectively designed,
or from a choking accident that happened because a child swallowed a defective
toy part—can drastically alter the life of the child victim and
his or her family forever.
A TBI can result in impaired vision, hearing problems, speech difficulties,
muscle spasticity, seizures, paralysis, memory deficiencies, communication
problems, impaired writing and reading abilities, impaired judgment, mood
swings, anxiety, agitation, depression, and problems relating to others.
A TBI’s degree of severity will determine the problems that can
result from this type of head injury. In many instances, a child with
a TBI will need special services to cope with living with a traumatic
brain injury, and the ongoing therapy and medical help can become very
costly. There are also other damages that a TBI victim can suffer, including
loss of the ability to live a normal life, loss of independence, or the
inability to enjoy the normal activities that most kids without a traumatic
brain injury get to experience.
If your child’s TBI occurred because a product manufacturer, a premise
owner, a car driver, a trucker, a motorcyclist, or another party was negligent
or careless, your son or daughter may be entitled to personal injury recovery.
Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, EMS Responder
Traumatic Brain Injury, Kidsource.com
Related Web Resources:
Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control