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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) A main Cause of Accidental Death in the United States

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) A main Cause of Accidental Death in the United States

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of accidental death in the United States and all highly developed countries, accounting for around 40% of all accidental mortality.

 Often, such injuries also cause permanent invalidity. Road traffic accidents are the most common cause by far. Around 20-30% of patients with severe TBI have intracranial bleeding or impression fractures that necessitate neurosurgical intervention. More than 70% of patients with traumatic brain injuries can be treated conservatively, which why intensive care plays a key role in TBI treatment.

To understand TBI treatment it is important to know that primary and secondary brain damage can be differentiated. During the development of a delayed secondary injury the post-traumatic cerebral under-perfusion of the tissue (ischaemia) plays a decisive role. The cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), defined as mean arterial pressure (MAP) minus intracranial pressure (ICP), together with cerebral vascular resistance are the physiological variables that control cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolic supply. Therefore, there is a close link between CPP and ischaemia.

There are currently very different views about the level of the necessary cerebral perfusion pressure. The guidelines from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) recommend a CPP targeted treatment as ischaemia and hypoxia (lack of adequate oxygen supply) of the brain are considered to be main factors of post-traumatic brain swelling.

The PECK LAW GROUP specializes in personal injury matters relating to Serious and Catastrophic Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, and Pressure Sores, Medical Malpractice, Surgery Errors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Birth Injury and Wrongful Death that are determined to be a breach of the standard of care.  Our experts and our attorneys have superior knowledge and know how in handling these type of matters from inception to Trial if need be.  You will receive superior representation and of course the best possible result based upon our know how and expertise.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney Steven Peck

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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.


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