Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mar 1, 2020

Brain Injury Facts & Statistics

 

Help prevent brain injury and increase awareness of its effects, the Coyne Chemical family is proudly participating in Brain Injury Awareness Month.

 

Every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury.

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.

More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an ABI each year, but the total incidence is unknown.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of ABI that is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.

Every day, 137 people die in the United States because of a TBI-related injury

At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability

 

 

Typical causes of ABI include:

 

  • Electric Shock or Lightening shock
  • Physical impact or Accident involving the head
  • Infectious Disease
  • Near Drowning or Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
  • Stroke
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Substance Abuse/Overdose
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Tumor
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    Learn about Concussions

    Learn more concussion facts at the Brain Injury Association of America.

     

    Learn more about traumatic brain injury from the Shepherd Center.

    Shepherd Center - Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

     

    Some helpful tips for preventing brain injury from Shepherd Center

     

    Want to do more?

     

    Learn how you can support the Brain Injury Association of America during the Brain Injury Awareness Month of March.