We wanted to create this infographic to help educate everyone about the causes and signs of brain injury.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
A new traumatic brain injury infographic, released by the Portland personal injury lawyers of Shulman DuBois LLC, details important statistics and information about an increasingly prevalent health problem.
“Traumatic brain injuries were a problem before the NFL lawsuits, but these cases have brought a lot of public attention to this health concern,” said Portland brain injury attorney Joshua Shulman, a member of the Oregon Brain Injury Association.
“We wanted to create this traumatic brain injury infographic to help educate everyone about the causes and signs of brain injury.” Shulman said his biggest concern about TBIs is that many people don’t recognize the signs, so they do not receive timely medical treatment.
Signs of traumatic brain injury include:
- Memory loss
- Poor attention span
- Trouble focusing
- Trouble sleeping
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Irritability/emotional volatility
- Sensitivity to light and sounds
- Becoming easily confused
According to the CDC, there are 52,000 deaths related to TBI in the United States every year, and an estimated 1,700,000 injuries. The highest rates of TBI hospitalization and death are among adults over 75, though children 0-14 make an average of 473,947 emergency room visits every year.
Causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents (17.3%)
- Falls (35.2%)
- Struck by/Against an object (16.5%)
- Assault (10%)
- Other (21%)
“Many TBIs are also caused by sports, which is why coaches, parents, and kids need to play hard – but take proper precautions,” Shulman said.
The new traumatic brain injury infographic is available for others to share, and contains an array of statistics and information to give people an idea of how serious traumatic brain injuries can be.
“This infographic goes beyond simple statistics into causes and symptoms – making it a great way to visually show the public what they need to know about TBI,” said Shulman. “We are attempting to foster understanding in a useful way.”
For more information about getting the traumatic brain injury infographic for your site, visit the traumatic brain injury infographic page.
About Shulman DuBois LLC:
The Portland personal injury law firm of Shulman DuBois LLC, is based in SE Portland, OR. Partners Joshua Shulman and Sean DuBois have experience helping people who have been injured in car accidents, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death. For a free consultation, call 503-222-4411 or visit http://www.pdxinjurylaw.com.