Concussions & TBI

The Globe and Mail recently published an article titled “Making Headway on Concussions,” which explained the current progression with research on concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), their symptoms and diagnosis.

Unfortunately, many people are still of the thought that playing contact sports or engaging in activities that are higher risk for potential concussion or TBI without the proper protective gear such as helmets, “build character and are fun.” Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers feel that it is our responsibility to explain just how dangerous this kind of thinking can be.

For example, did you know that TBI is the leading cause of acquired disability in young people? According to this article, “About 150,000 Canadians end up in emergency rooms each year with traumatic brain injuries and about half a million Canadians are living with permanent damage from blows to the head.” These numbers are staggering and definitely proof that we must take concussions more seriously as a nation.

This is essential since symptoms can remain with a child or adult for life causing personality change or progressive learning disabilities that will affect their sociability and mental health throughout their life.

The more this information is published the better! Information is power, and we at Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers want to be a part of the prevention.

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1. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/making-headway-on-concussions/article18930718/

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