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Updated guidelines for TBI management in children

As previously discussed, brain injuries are serious injuries and can take on different forms. The type of brain injury suffered is often dependent on the severity of the accident and how the head was impacted in the incident. No matter if a victim suffered a mild or severe head trauma, it is important to note that recovery time is needed for all types of traumatic brain injuries.

Although brain injuries are serious for anyone that suffer them, children suffering from a head trauma can be a very serious health matter. According to current data, more than 600,000 children visit the emergency department every year for head injuries such as a TBI, a bump that causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain, a blow to the head or a sudden jolt to the head.

Data suggests that around 7,000 children die each year because of severe TBIs. The remaining patients likely suffer long-term health conditions, such as seizures, cognitive problems, learning difficulties and disorders impacting communication. Thus, the guideline for recovery of children TBI suffers has been updated.

These update address the proper care and treatment plans that can help save and improve the lives of children with a TBI. This could help reduce the chances of issues associated with a TBI, such as brain swelling. This can ultimately reduce recovery time or the length of impact the injury could have on child's childhood and adulthood.

Recovering from a TBI could mean life changes for a lifetime. A head trauma could significantly alter one's cognitive abilities or even result in disabilities. Thus, it is important, no matter the victim's age, to take the time to properly recovery. While this can be costly and time consuming, victims should note the ability to seek compensation through a personal injury action. This civil suit could help one hold a negligent party accountable for the damages and losses experienced in an accident.

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