Did you know a mild brain injury increases mortality risk within 15 years of the accident and injury? It has been well established in many scientific studies and journals that a mild brain injury has increased the development of alcohol and drug abuse down the road. It has also been documented that mild brain injuries cause challenges with aggressiveness, irritability and even explosive outbursts and impulsivity.
Researchers in European Universities published a study in the Journal of Neurology which examined mortality and morbidity fifteen years following the initial hospital admission for those who sustained a mild Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. The study reviewed the cases of 2,428 adults with diagnoses of mild traumatic brain injury and compared them with a control group of similar age and background.
The research found a brain injury at a younger age (15-54) had a 4.2 greater risk of death than those of the control group. In adults above the age of 54 the risk was only 1.4 times higher. Repeat brain injury contributes to increasing risks of mortality and morbidity.
The study’s conclusion noted the need to extend evaluation into lifestyle and potential chronic changes in neuro pathology following even a mild brain injury.
The fact that a mild brain injury increases mortality risk within 15 years is another reason why it is so important to seek the representation of the experienced personal injury attorneys at HLH. We have represented several clients with TBI and other brain injuries and serve as members of the Brain Injury Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and aid victims of brain injuries.
Your personal injury settlement or verdict must take into account the impact a brain injury will have upon your personality, decisions and lifestyle impacts. Brain injury victims require additional medical care and support down the road. Our aggressive attorneys work to ensure our clients receive the full and fair compensation they deserve to ensure they have the best resources available to move forward with their life. We invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our attorneys for a free consultation.