(Orlando Health) – TV star Bob Saget’s recent death from head trauma has raised awareness of the dangers of brain injuries and may leave you wondering when you should go to the ER after hitting your head.
While the extent and circumstances of Saget’s head injury remain in question, it is clear that head trauma can be serious — even when it doesn’t seem like it.
Head injuries send millions of people to the ER every year, and an estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. live with a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. Death from traumatic brain injury, like Saget’s, is also common. About 61,000 traumatic brain injury-related deaths happen in the U.S. every year. CONTINUE