Every 21 Seconds, one person in the USA sustains a brain injury.
And for millions of Americans, the injury will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Let’s take a closer look at traumatic brain injury in the USA.
Children and adults in the United States will sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
Americans experience the onset of long term disability caused by a TBI each year.
Americans currently live with a disability resulting from a brain injury.
TBI is sometimes referred to as ‘the invisible injury’.
That’s because injuries (and symptoms) will not always be obvious to an observer.
This can cause problems for brain injury survivors, who may not always be able to accurately explain their condition.
Brain injuries can cause side effects such as confusion, slurred speech, or an unsteady gait.
Individuals may be mistakenly identified as drunk or aggressive by police officers, leading to challenging encounters.