Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 2009 is being observed as National Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). A nationwide campaign is being conducted to help raise awareness about brain injuries and the importance of providing treatment, rehabilitation, support and resources for victims and their families.
>>INFORMATION: Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
According to the BIAA, about 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year as a result of car accidents, sports, falls and other incidents.
Problems caused by a brain injury trauma can vary widely, potentially impacting the person’s motors skills, cognitive ability and sensory perception. They could result in difficulty thinking, speaking, learning and remembering. Emotions, sensation and ability to function in day-to-day activities could also be adversely affected.
A brain injury may also increase the risk for chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and other brain conditions.
Last month a study was published by the medical journal The Lancet, which indicated that children and young adults who suffer a traumatic brain injury could face an increased risk of epilepsey even more than 10 years after they suffer a head injury.
>>PRIOR POST (2/24/2009): Traumatic Brain Damage in Children
The Brain Injury Association of America provides information, education and support which is available to assist the estimated 5.3 million Americans who have suffered a brain injury trauma which impacts their daily activities.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS
In many cases a traumatic brain injury is caused by the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another person, and financial compensation may be available to help provide for the life-time of care and assistance that may be required.
The traumatic brain injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential head injury lawsuits throughout the United States. Free consultations are provided to help families determine whether they may be entitled to compensation and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
If you, a friend or family member have suffered a traumatic brain injury, request a free claim evaluation.