A traumatic brain injury is a serious and potentially deadly condition that can occur due to a variety of circumstances. Wisconsin residents can find themselves facing major rehabilitation, long-term care needs or potential permanent disability.
A traumatic brain injury may result from a variety of causes. The aftermath of brain trauma may include permanent disability or a prolonged coma. The medical expenses, therapy, rehabilitation and long-term care needed to care for a person with brain damage can be considerable. These traumas are a major cause of death and disability in Wisconsin and across the U.S., contributing to nearly 30 percent of deaths caused by injuries.