A new paper published January 30, 2014 on MedicalExpress.com shines a light on the devastating effects of traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). An estimated 10 million people a year suffer traumatic brain injury. In the U.S. alone, the cost of traumatic brain injury is estimated to exceed $60 billion per year, with disability costs outweighing medical costs by four times.
New scientific evidence suggests that even brain injuries once considered minor can create significant symptoms and disability. In addition, recent epidemiologic data indicates that those who suffer traumatic brain injury are at significantly higher risk of developing dementia later in life. Thus, the emerging scientific consensus is that no brain injury is a “mild” brain injury.
The Sloan Law Firm has handled and is currently prosecuting numerous traumatic brain injury cases. These highly complex and scientifically intense cases are hard fought by defendants – specifically because the stakes are so high. It is imperative that lawyers prosecuting these cases know the science, have relationships with the top experts in the TBI field and, most importantly, have the resources to go the distance to successfully prosecute the case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the Sloan Law Firm for a full, personal consultation and evaluation of the brain injury claim. The call is free and may provide the help you need for the devastation caused by TBI.