An Inspiring Story for March: Brain Injury Month

 In Personal Injury

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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