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Study shows seriousness of traumatic brain injury in children

Did you know that more than 630,000 children are treated in emergency rooms every year in the United States for traumatic brain injury?

With a number like this, it's important for parents to become familiar with the potential long term effects of traumatic brain injury.

According to a recent study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, a traumatic brain injury can have a long lasting impact on a child.

The details of the study were presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists meeting, noting that children with mild to moderate brain injury are two times more likely to develop an attention problem in the future.

Hospital researchers have also conducted a variety of studies with a focus on testing therapies for children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Through this approach, they have been able to develop a web-based program that helps reduce behavior problems and dysfunction as the child ages.

Moving forward, researchers will pay close attention to the genes that have the biggest impact on recovery following a traumatic brain injury.

While the study has yet to be published in a medical journal, it goes without saying that it could have a big impact on many children and their parents.

Since traumatic brain injury is such a serious injury, parents need to know how this could impact their child immediately after an accident and in the future.

In the event that a child suffers a brain injury in an accident, such as one caused by a negligent party, it's up to the parents to learn more about their legal rights for receiving compensation. Any money received can be used for future treatment.

Source: UPI, "Study finds long-term effects of traumatic brain injury," accessed Feb. 24, 2017

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