March is brain injury month…
So we would like to share an inspiring story about one woman’s journey back to health after being hit by a car on her bicycle.
A brain injury, also called a traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury or head injury, can occur a number of ways. One of the most obvious is sudden trauma to the head, such as a car accident or impact from a fall or playing football.
The signs of a brain injury may be apparent at first, but not always. Sometimes, the physical, mental and emotional effects of a TBI may not be noticeable until a few days or weeks after an accident.
It’s important to know the diverse characteristics of a brain injury. This list is from a study published just last month:
- Posttraumatic seizures
- Posttraumatic depression
- Hydrocephalus: accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain
- Deep vein thrombosis: formation of a blood clot, most commonly the legs
- Heterotopic ossification: formation of bone in soft tissue where it normally does not exist
- Spasticity: tight or stiff muscles with an inability to control those muscles
- Gastrointestinal and genitourinary complications
- Gait abnormalities
- Agitation: psychological and physical restlessness
- Cognitive decline
- Posttraumatic headaches
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to another person’s wrongful behavior, contact the award-winning attorneys at Pribanic & Pribanic. Our medically-trained, experienced staff is available for free consultations regarding your condition at 1-800-392-4529.