March is brain injury awareness month but TBIs occur year round

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2015 | Brain Injury

Readers may not be aware that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. While the sometimes serious injury is being highlighted this month, people throughout the nation, including those who reside in the state of Alabama, suffer brain injuries every month of the year. These injuries can seriously impact the life of the person suffering them as well as their caretakers.

As is the case with many medical conditions, when it comes to traumatic brain injuries there is no “one size fits all” treatment. The best approach will vary depending on the severity of the injury. That said, the person who is dealing with a TBI needs to rest. This accomplishes multiple things including allowing the organ to mentally and physically recover. It also helps to reduce the risk of the person who is healing from suffering from another brain injury so soon after the first one was incurred.

Another thing that can help to secure the best possible medical outcome in the case of a brain injury is to seek medical assistance in a timely manner to secure a diagnosis as quickly as possible. Once the diagnosis is made, a treatment plan can be created.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 1.7 million people are determined to have a brain injury, each year. They are suffered in a variety of situations including on the job, in the home and while playing sports. Some people also suffer TBIs in car crashes. The most common type people experience is a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury.

When someone suffers a TBI as a result of the actions taken by another person, they may be able to recover financial compensation for their injuries. To succeed in this endeavor, negligence on the part of that person needs to be proven. Contacting a lawyer is a good place for people who decide to pursue this course of action to start.

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