Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Injury to the brain from a blow or force. TBI can also be caused by rapid rotational forces without the head actually striking anything, like when a vehicle occupant is rapidly restrained by the seatbelt in a crash and the head snaps forward to a sudden stop. It includes everything from minor concussions to severe damage caused by a skull fracture or object penetrating the brain tissue. Symptoms can include everything from headaches to speech impairment to death.

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