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Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • 1 in 60 children and adults live with a permanent brain-related injury
  • 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year
  • Black individuals have the highest death rate from TBI
  • 5.3 million Americans live with disabilities from brain injury
  • The 3rd largest medical malpractice payout was $172M awarded to Tiffany Applegate by a Bronx Jury in 2014 for improper care and advice by paramedics, leading to severe brain damage and paralysis
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