Pennsylvania is seeing a significant increase in head injuries in their hospitals' emergency rooms. According to a local central Pennsylvania news source, there was almost a 30% increase in the number of ER visits for head injuries from 2006 to 2010. Among those statistics, the majority of reports came from children and adults over 60. Right here in Altoona, the emergency department director, Dr. Bouchard, stated that they've seen a larger increase in the number of brain injuries in older people. He also believes that this is largely due to increased awareness and potential severity of brain injuries.
If you have recently been in a car crash, it is important to closely monitor your body's response to injury. This is especially true if you suspect that you have sustained a significant head injury. If your car accident was due to the fault of another, it may also be time to seek legal action. If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident due to the fault of another, please contact Altoona, PA area personal injury attorney Doug Stoehr to set up an initial, free consultation. His law office can be reached by visiting his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or calling his firm at 814-946-4100.
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