Head and Brain Injuries

Each year over 1.5 million people suffer from a brain injury in the United States, alone. To put that into some perspective, that is more than 6 times the number of people who will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, suffer a spinal cord injury, contract HIV/AIDS, and be diagnosed with breast cancer, combined.  It is estimated there are more than 5 million Americans currently living with the effects of a brain injury who require some sort of assistance in their day to day lives.  And brain injuries are known to be responsible for over 50,000 deaths in the United States each year.

Suffering a brain injury can be traumatic enough.  Having to wade through hospital bills, treatment plans, finding the right doctor, and wondering if someone is responsible for your injury all by yourself is never a good idea.  It helps to have the right information and a trusted and experienced advocate at your side.

In order to help you and your family InjuryBoard.com has put together a series of articles about Head and Brain Injuries. 

First we have put together an article with the major causes of brain injuries and how you can help to prevent them.  Next we have compiled information on the major types of brain injuries and what kinds of accidents cause them.  Then we look a little more in depth at those types of brain injuries and what you should know about their cause, treatment, and the legal process.

The information in this Help Center has been arranged into the following sections:

In each of these articles you will find expert analysis, key strategies, and bottom line advice to help you stay safe and navigate through the challenging process from the scene of the accident all the way to a successful resolution of all the issues that come from even a minor brain injury.

How to Stay Safe and Avoid Brain Injury

Learn how brain injuries occur, and discover practical steps to avoid them and keep your family safe

What to Do When a Brain Injury Happens

Find out what to do when a brain injury happens and how to get the help you need

Mild Brain Injury

Discover the hidden dangers of mild brain injuries, how they're diagnosed, and what treatment is available

Acquired Brain Injury

Find out about acquired brain injuries which can come from medical procedures, exposure to toxins, and illegal drug use

Traumatic Brain Injury

Learn more about the causes, treatment, and legal issues related to traumatic brain injuries


8 Symptoms of Brain Injury in Young Children

1.  Listlessness, tiring easily 
2.  Irritability, crankiness 
3.  Change in eating or sleeping patterns
4.  Change in the way they play
5.  Change in the way they perform or act at school
6.  Lack of interest in favorite toys
7.  Loss of new skills, such as toilet training
8.  Loss of balance, unsteady walking

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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