March 2nd, 2020| When you hear the phrase traumatic brain injury, you probably imagine a terrifying incident where someone is rushed to an emergency room and treated by a team of physicians. Though these injuries are most definitely terrifying, they often happen with far less attention than most might assume. But that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. A concussion, for example, is considered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries happen every day across the U.S., and while many of them are treated appropriately, others go undiagnosed and untreated. This means that thousands of people are unknowingly suffering from the consequences of traumatic brain injuries.
The Importance of Brain Injury Awareness MonthThis all leads us to Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is observed every March. By knowing how brain injuries happen and how to recognize them, we might be able to prevent the suffering that victims face after a TBI. We’ve created a free guide in honor of this yearly observance. However, the information we provide is useful any time of year. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes to learn more about:
- The causes of brain injuries
- Warning signs that a brain injury has occurred
- Long-term consequences of brain injuries
- Legal options for sufferers of brain injuries caused by others