Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 21, 2007
With traumatic brain injury (TBI) remaining a serious and growing public health issue, LegalView.com is committed to maintaining one of the web's most comprehensive portals of information and news on TBIs. This is especially important as more and more U.S. servicemen and women return from combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan having suffered a debilitating traumatic brain injury. The effect has become so widespread that the U.S. Department of Defense recently dedicated approximate $450 million nation-wide to help veteran treatment centers better combat the challenge that treating TBIs can cause. This dispersion of funds includes subcontracting to innovative programs such as the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicines in Pomona, CA, which received a $17.3 million contract to develop new brain injury treatment strategies in late July.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a brain injury each year, largely through falls, car accidents and sports. And unfortunately, that number doesn't take into account the TBIs suffered by returning veterans; TBIs have been called the signature injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. With much of a generation at risk for the catastrophic disabilities that TBI can cause -- including physical, mental, emotional and behavioral problems -- LegalView invites readers who want to learn more to visit its complete TBI portal at http://brain-injury.legalview.com/.
Traumatic brain injury is a medical term for any blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Even a blow that doesn't cause unconsciousness can be a TBI. Stronger blows can cause serious physical disabilities, amnesia, learning problems, comas or even death. The CDC reports that TBIs are responsible for about 50,000 deaths each year and 235,000 hospitalizations. In addition, the United States Army's Walter Reed Medical Center reports that as many as two-thirds of the soldiers that come through its doors on their return from Iraq and Afghanistan have incurred a TBI. Those who survive a traumatic brain injury may lose part or all of certain brain functions permanently. The disabilities that result from a TBI can be permanent and may require years of physical and occupational therapy, long-term medication and ongoing oversight by medical specialists. In addition to being a catastrophic change in the lives of the victims and their loved ones, this can be extremely expensive.
Victims, their families and anyone else interested in learning more about traumatic brain injuries are invited to browse LegalView.com's comprehensive online collection of brain injury information, which is offered free to the public. The TBI portal site includes a collection of original articles, a brain injury blog tracking TBI news and research, collections of information on jury verdicts and settlements related to TBIs, a glossary of brain injury terms, and an attorney referral service to help families and victims get counsel from an experienced brain injury lawyer.
LegalView's free offerings don't stop with the traumatic brain injury portal. Visitors can browse many other portals addressing issues that are important to contemporary America, including resources to help individuals get in contact with a mesothelioma lawyer, a construction accident attorney, or an auto accident lawyer. All of these portals, and LegalView's other resources, contain basic information, legal resources, guides to medical and industry jargon, links to useful books and web sites and more. And those who are interested in speaking to a lawyer can also take advantage of LegalView's free online attorney referral service, which matches potential clients with experienced attorneys in their areas.
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