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More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an Every day, 137 people in the U.S. die because of a TBI-
acquired brain injury (ABI) each year, but the total related injury.
incidence is unknown.
An ABI is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, There are many causes of TBI:
congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth Falls 40.5%
trauma. Struck by/against 15.5%
Typical causes of ABI include: Motor vehicle 14.3%
Electric Shock Assaults 10.7%
Infectious Disease Unknown 19%
Lightning Strike
Near Drowning At least 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related
Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia) disabilities.
Seizure Disorders When someone sustains a brain injury, many people
Stroke are affected:
Substance Abuse Survivors and their parents, spouses, siblings,
Toxic Exposure extended families, and friends
Trauma Healthcare providers, including surgeons,
Tumor physicians, counselors, rehab therapists, social
workers, and personal care attendants
More than 12 million Americans live with the impact of Insurance companies that issue auto accident,
ABI. individual, and group health, disability, life and re-
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a subset of ABI and insurance policies
is caused by trauma to the brain from an external Attorneys of all types, including those who handle
force. personal injury, insurance and disability claims,
At least 2.5 million children and adults sustain TBIs in civil rights/discrimination, domestic actions, wills,
the U.S. each year: estates, and trusts
2.2 million are treated in emergency departments Educators at every level, but especially special
for TBI each year. education teachers and those who prepare
280,000 are hospitalized for TBI each year. Americas future healthcare workforce
50,000 die because of TBI each year. Government agencies that administer health and
The number of people who sustain TBIs and do not social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, State
seek treatment is unknown. Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP),
Every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. sustains a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
TBI. (SNAP), vocational rehab
One of every 60 people in the U.S. lives with a TBI- Employers of all types
related disability.

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