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Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year in the U.S., 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur. Happening either as isolated incidents or alongside another injury, TBI can result in permanent disability and even death.

A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have symptoms that are mild, meaning the person experiences a brief change in mental status or consciousness, including concussion (kuhn-kuh-shen), or TBI can have symptoms that are moderate or severe, meaning the person experiences a loss of consciousness or has amnesia (am-nee-zha) (loss of memory) after the event.


 

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