The brain is a very delicate organ. Even a slight force exerted on it can injure it. One of the many injuries that the brain can suffer is traumatic brain injury, also called TBI. TBI occurs when the brain has a force exerted on it, causing it to hit the inside of the skull. Traumatic brain injury can also occur if something punctures the brain and causes it to malfunction.
There are a number of ways by which traumatic brain injury can occur. If someone is holding a baby and drops it or shakes it, the baby is likely to suffer traumatic brain injury because the brain will hit the sides of its skull. Brain injury can also occur if some object hits an individual?s head. For example, if someone is working on a construction site and a beam falls on that individual?s head, that individual will likely suffer TBI, if not death, because of the force of the beam.
TBI can occur maliciously, or it can occur out of someone?s negligence. For example, if someone assaults another individual, that individual may by hit in the head. In fact, 11% of reported traumatic brain injuries result from assaults. Negligence injuries can occur, for example, when someone is playing football without a helmet.
Traumatic brain injuries are serious problems. Many people have called them silent epidemics. In fact, in the United States medical and non-medical costs associated with TBI total $60 billion. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the Milwaukee brain injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900.