An Inspiring Story for March: Brain Injury Month

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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
  • Insomnia
  • 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.

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