Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are on the rise in the United States and are increasingly becoming a problem. From 2006 to 2014, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths associated with TBIs rose a staggering 53 percent. The effects of a TBI can be far reaching. They can affect motor skill, memory, thinking, emotions and more.
With 1.7 new cases of TBI each year and about 5.3 million Americans living with a disabilitycaused by TBI, it's no wonder that the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently added TBI to its list of impairments covered by Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).