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Recovery rate from brain injuries is unpredictable

Whenever lawsuits are filed in Ontario civil courts to pursue recovery of damages in accidents, determining the future damages is a complex process. This particularly applies when the victim suffered brain injuries. While recovery is based partly on the severity of the injuries, many other matters play roles in the healing process.

Brain injuries -- life goes on and bills accumulate

While negligent drivers often cause others to suffer catastrophic injuries, some medical professionals have also been accused of negligence that had life-changing consequences. Ontario residents may empathise with a family in another province whose young daughter's visit to a dentist for a tooth extraction left her with permanent brain injuries. Reportedly, her community arranged a fundraising dinner to help the family with ongoing expenses.

Ontario brain injuries: Focus on awareness in June

It has been suggested that a silent epidemic is killing and disabling people in Ontario and across Canada. Brain injuries are reportedly the primary cause of deaths and disabilities in individuals younger than the age of 44. Men are apparently twice as likely to suffer brain injuries, though the recovery time is longer for women than for men.

Brain injuries cause disorder to victim of rear-end crash

Across Ontario and the rest of Canada, June will be Brain Injury Awareness Month. Organisations will aim to create awareness about acquired brain injuries. One victim recently described how her life had changed after another driver who was travelling at a speed of 50 to 60 kilometres per hour rear-ended her car at a red light in 2015.

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