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Concussions Often Accompanied By Other Serious Injuries, Study Finds

By Lipton Law on February 10, 2012 - No comments

A recent study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that, while sports-related concussions are far more frequent among teenagers than adults, people who suffer concussions or other traumatic brain injuries at all age levels are more likely to need in-hospital care if they also suffered other types of injuries at the same time. Especially common were severe traumatic brain injuries combined with wounds or broken bones in the head, neck, or upper body.

Bruises and open wounds were the most common injuries that came along with traumatic brain injuries in the AHRQ study. Nearly 25 percent of patients with a concussion or other traumatic brain injury also had severe bruising, and over 18 percent had an open wound on the face, neck, or upper body, often a cut or scrape resulting from a fall or blow to the head. Sprains and strains also accompanied 13 percent of those who were seen in hospital emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries.

Not all accidents are limited to just one injury; many cause multiple injuries, resulting in longer healing times and an increased risk of complications from infections, medications, or rehabilitation. If you’ve been injured, the experienced personal injury attorneys in Michigan at Lipton Law are ready to help. To discuss your case with us and learn more about your legal rights and options, call Lipton Law today at (248) 557-1688. Your initial telephone consultation is free and completely confidential.