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Head trauma could cause concussion or serious brain injuries

According to statistics, brain trauma in Ontario and across Canada has become a significant societal and medical concern. Reportedly, the most affected age group is young adults. The type and severity of the impact or force suffered will determine the severity of the brain injuries. Furthermore, each person's brain injury is unique because it could affect multiple areas or only one area of the brain.

Social distancing makes brain injuries more challenging

For TBI victims in Ontario, being isolated while attempting to cope with post-concussion syndrome is tough. PCS is a condition that develops after repeated incidents of concussion or mild traumatic brain injuries. It typically involves complex psychological and physical hurdles, and having to cope while isolated poses additional challenges.

Brain injuries of van-attack survivor prevented nightmares

A 70-year-old woman who survived the Ontario van attack in April 2018 says the recent virtual court procedures were difficult. This is because the brain injuries she suffered at the time caused amnesia that left her with no memory of the actual accident. The court procedures made her understand why her journey since that day has been so difficult.

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries

Although concussions are classified as mild brain trauma, the consequences can be life-changing. Various activities of people in Ontario could cause mild traumatic brain injuries. Causes include vehicle accidents, sports injuries and more. Concussion victims could recover relatively quickly. However, in some cases, it could take months or longer.

Health care worker suffered brain injuries in assault

Health care workers in Ontario might be aware of a case in another province in which a hospital patient was convicted on charges of assault on two health care workers. A nurse manager and a licensed practical nurse were the victims of the assault, and they suffered life-changing injuries. One victim's injuries included brain injuries.

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