Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone – a brain injury does not discriminate. In fact, 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. Brain injuries can range from mild to catastrophic, but no matter what the extent, a brain injury should never go untreated.
In the past, communities just didn’t know enough about the effects of injuries that seem as common and insignificant as concussions. But in recent years, high-profile athletes’ stories have highlighted how just a minimal amount of trauma to the head can cause a brain injury. For example, even a jolt or bump to the head that disrupts normal brain function is a traumatic brain injury.
The amount of money needed to treat a traumatic brain injury is staggering. Hospital-based rehabilitation can cost upwards of $8,000.00 per day. Treatment programs outside of hospitals can cost anywhere from $200.00 to $400.00 per hour.
Perhaps what is most distressing is that the majority of traumatic brain injuries are preventable. According to the Brain Association of America, the majority of brain injuries are caused by falls, car accidents and other accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured and has sustained a traumatic brain injury, help is out there. At J. Lewis & Associates, we are dedicated to making sure that you receive the treatment you need. We can help you to find a doctor. We can help you deal with the insurance company. We can help you get better. Call us today for a free consultation.