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Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Serious Problems.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Are a Major Health Problem the Significance of Which Is Seriously Underestimated.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has officially reported to the US Congress on the subject of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries that…

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is “the silent epidemic” which should be a matter of grave concern to the US healthcare community.
  • MTBI is a public health problem of large magnitude.”
  • “Early research has provided evidence that these injuries can cause serious, lasting problems.”

BRAIN INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS-Overlooked and Underestimated Problem.

  • Annually, more than 1.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury, 75% of which are mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs), or 1.125 million. (These statistics were recognized as a “likely under-estimate” of the problem for several reasons.
  • 60% of the victims of car accidents have suffered a concussion injury.  The majority go undiagnosed initially.

The extent of this problem is overlooked for two reasons:

  • First, many victims of MTBIs do not seek medical attention in spite of having a significant concussion.  As stated in The Essential Brain Injury Guide published by the Brain Injury Association of America (2016), “Because concussion is not always understood as a brain injury, it is frequently not diagnosed or is underdiagnosed, and subsequent problems that a person may have are not always associated with having a concussion.”
  • Secondly, many MTBIs are not reported by the medical community or are treated by facilities that are outside of the scope of the information collection system used by the CDC.


The US Department of Veterans Affairs publication, Traumatic Brain Injury, April 2000 (hereafter referenced as VA-TBI) reported that it is estimated that 50% or more of the MTBIs go unreported.

See also The Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Steps to Prevent a Serious Public Health Problem, a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States government, published in September 2003. See also 21st Century Veteran’s Health-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-VA Independent Study Course, (2004).

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