Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a blow, bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. While a traumatic brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, even the mildest TBI can cause changes in a person's physical, emotional or cognitive states and abilities. Victims often require ongoing treatment and extended rehabilitation in health care facilities; even in less severe cases, the care and treatment required are costly.
In a state north of Texas, a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury will be paid a combined settlement of $350,000 to help with the medical costs and treatment she will undoubtedly need. The woman was attending a high school state track meet in 2014 when she was hit in the head by a discus. Due to the TBI and other injuries, she incurred significant medical expenses.