MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
This March, organizations across the United States are promoting greater awareness of traumatic brain injuries and their effects on the lives of sufferers and their families. At Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., we work with brain injury victims every day and see firsthand the tremendous toll these injuries take on our clients and their loved ones.
Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury
Sometimes abbreviated TBI, brain injuries affect millions of Americans. A brain injury can range from a mild concussion to a life-changing catastrophic disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Men are more likely to suffer TBI
- Young children and older adults are more likely to suffer TBI due to a fall
- Young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 experience the highest number of motor vehicle-related TBIs
- Adults over the age of 64 have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalization and are more likely to die after a TBI
- People who have experienced a TBI – even a mild one – are at greater risk of suffering another
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Researchers have learned that even a supposedly mild concussion can cause long-term damage. The brain is a complex part of the body that is still poorly understood. If you have been injured, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of TBI. Because brain injury symptoms often mimic those of other ailments, many sufferers go undiagnosed. Common TBI symptoms include:
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Headaches and migraines
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Inability to retain new information
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Nausea and vomiting
This is not an exhaustive list of TBI symptoms. Because TBI affects everyone differently, you might exhibit different symptoms. The best things you can do following an accident are to see a doctor, follow up with your doctor, and speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Boston and Framingham Personal Injury Lawyers
TBI sufferer Jennie Shulkin summed up her experience in a simple, yet compelling way: “TBI affected every aspect of my life, including my identity.” If you have been injured in an accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for another person’s mistake. The personal injury attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. offer experienced, compassionate legal counsel to individuals and families throughout Massachusetts. Call us today at (617) 742-1170 to speak to a personal injury attorney about your case.
This website has been prepared by Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. for informational purposes only and does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.