By Connect Medical Legal Experts
June 7, 2017
When it comes to a major life hurdle, a brain injury ranks as one of the worst. In a matter of seconds, the life as you knew it might be altered forever because of a sudden fall off your bike, car crash, ski accident or simply a misstep in the grocery store aisle.
Chances are you didn’t know that one million people in Canada live with a brain injury, and that number is on the rise, says the non-profit awareness group Brain Injury Canada (BIC). About 160,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
Over the past 15+ years, the medical/legal team at Connect Experts has worked with many lawyers representing clients with brain injuries, and we see how their lives have been catastrophically affected.
At best, a brain injury is a trip to the emergency room, a severe headache and a few days of bed rest at home. At worst, you can lose your memory, experience personality changes or even lose the ability to walk, talk or feed yourself. (Our legal nurse consultants help develop comprehensive Cost of Future Care reports for catastrophic cases such as these.)
The devastating effects are one reason we support Brain Injury Awareness Month each June, as well as the efforts made by brain injury associations across the country to put faces to this ‘silent epidemic’.