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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Brain Injuries, Catastrophic Personal Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a life-changing event, but many people don’t really know what occurs during a TBI. Personal injury attorney Tom Crosley of Crosley Law Firm explains the basic mechanisms of TBIs in this video:

A traumatic brain injury is an external force or trauma that results in an injury to the brain. TBIs are not all alike and are classified into different categories:

  • Penetrating brain injury: A foreign object penetrates the skull and damages brain tissue, typically creating focal damage along the areas where the object traveled.
  • Non-penetrating brain injury: The skull remains intact and is not breached, but a violent impact causes the brain to move or “jostle” within the skull, which can lead to bruising, bleeding, or even shearing of the fibers that connect brain tissue.

These injuries can lead to a number of behavioral and cognitive symptoms that are collectively called “post-concussion syndrome.”

To learn more about TBIs, click here.

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