Childhood Traumatic Brain Injuries on the Rise in the U.S.

Currently, traumatic brain injuries, “TBIs,” are the leading cause of death and disability in children in the U.S. TBIs include concussions and contusions to the brain. Concussions are a sudden jolt to the brain, causing twists and stretches in the cells and nerves in the brain, changing how chemicals in the brain function for a short time. Contusions result from the jarring of the brain against the sides of the skull, causing tearing of the internal lining, tissues, and blood vessels of the brain.

Symptoms of TBIs in children include loss of consciousness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting, loss of short-term memory, slurred speech, trouble walking, seizures or convulsions, comas, blood or clear fluid draining from ears or nose, and dark circles in the center of the eye.

TBIs are all too common and usually the result of negligence or gross negligence. TBI victims and their family members are entitled to justice.

If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI due to another’s negligence, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.