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8/16/23  4:08 pm
Commenter: Kelly Lundin Lang

Definition of brain injury

The regulations read " brain damage due to a blunt blow to the head; a penetrating head injury; crush injury resulting in compression to the brain; severe whiplash causing internal damage to the brain; or head injury secondary to an explosion. "  The Brain Injury Association of America also defines acquired brain injury, as a non-traumatic brain injury that causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor, etc.

Both of these definitions should be included. 

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