Over the past several years, more attention has been given to just how dangerous head injuries can be and the importance of not only prevention, but also seeking out medical help when there is a head injury. This increase in public health campaigns and other efforts geared at educating the public on the seriousness of head injuries may be the reason behind the spike in emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries.
Many people may be familiar with Social Security Disability benefits and know that the financial support available through SSDI can be very helpful for workers who suffer a disabling injury or illness. It is important to remember that qualifying for this type of support requires a person to have paid enough in taxes to be considered "insured."
Aggressive care for victims of traumatic brain injuries could significantly decrease long-term costs associated with such ailments, including Social Security disability payments. That's good news for patients undergoing aggressive treatments. These individuals are more likely to get back on their feet and back to work sooner than those receiving less-invasive therapies.