When Alameda residents suffer an injury or trauma to the head, it is crucial to get medical care as soon as possible. After all, these types of injuries are a factor in 50,000 deaths annually in this country. But new information suggests that the type of facility where victims obtain care for a brain injury is also an important factor in their outcome.
Sometimes, an injury suffered in an accident heals, and the victim makes a full recovery. Other times, the injury is something that the victim must adjust to for the rest of their life. In the case of a brain injury, the injury itself can lead to serious conditions that do not develop until many years after the accident.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating injury that can upset the life plan of a California victim. A TBI can result from any number of negligence-based accidents such as car accidents, premises liability incidents and workplace traumas. Not all victims of TBI will recover from their accidents and some may be significantly afflicted for their entire lives.
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Although it's a comforting thought that a serious medical situation will never happen to you, there are around 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. While these statistics are nowhere near a guarantee that you or someone you love will experience a brain injury, those who are in such situations know how devastating they can be. Knowing the basics of such incidents, however, can allow for a greater understanding of how they affect people and what tolls they can take.
Because the brain is the organ responsible for personality, emotion, intelligence, and consciousness, a brain injury can affect more than just the human body. A brain injury can cause life-altering changes to someone’s fundamental human nature.
Authorities report that a two-vehicle wreck shortly before 5:30 a.m. in Byron left three people severely injured. The March 3 incident occurred on the Byron Highway nearby Byron Hot Springs Road.