After quarantine and cold winter weather, most people in Ontario will likely embrace the warmer weather, and the opportunity to have summertime fun. However, the risks of brain injuries are higher at this time of the year. Summertime activities like swimming, hiking, biking and more cause significant numbers of head injuries each year. That is the reason for health care providers to call this the trauma season.
As Brain Injury Awareness month comes to an end, the Brain Injury Association remains committed to its cause. The association assures victims of brain injuries in Ontario and across the country that they are not alone. They note that knowledge about traumatic brain injuries among healthy people might give them a better understanding of the health care problems faced by people with TBI. However, each victim is affected differently, depending on the area of the brain that was damaged.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research authorized a $1.5 million grant for a team of pan-Canadian researchers. The goal is to support the establishment of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network that will prioritize the knowledge advancement of matters related to the brain. This grant will undoubtedly benefit all victims of brain injuries and those who develop brain diseases and neurological disorders in Ontario and other provinces in Canada.
During Brain Injury Awareness Month throughout June in Ontario and across the country, the public can learn how such catastrophic injuries affect the lives of victims. Traumatic brain injuries can be the result of head trauma caused by car accidents, assaults, falls and other traumas. If another person's negligence or recklessness caused the injuries, victims might have grounds to pursue claims for financial relief
The Brain Injury Association published the story of a man who suffered head trauma in a motorcycle accident 15 years ago. Reporting on the many changes in the life of this man underscores the impact brain injuries can have on a victim's life. It also shows the medical advancements made since 2005 when this accident happened, and the difference prompt treatment could mean to accident victims in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.
The list of potential injuries that car accidents in Ontario could cause is endless. Some victims recover soon while the lives of others will never be the same. Brain injuries are unpredictable, and their consequences are unique for each car accident victim. As the financial consequences could be significant, it's generally wise to gain clarity about how the brain injuries will affect the car accident victim in the future before agreement to a settlement for personal injuries.
Neurological damage to the brain causes physiological changes. Understandably, severe brain injuries impact the life of the victim. The extent of the injuries will depend on the location of the damage to brain cells. Ontario victims of severe brain injuries in car accidents or other incidents that resulted from another party's negligence might have grounds to take legal steps for the recovery of monetary damages.
Although brain injury awareness is promoted during June each year, this silent epidemic deserves increased attention throughout the year. According to Brain Injury Canada, 1.5 million people in Ontario and other provinces live with the consequences of acquired brain injuries. Furthermore, each year about 160,000 more Canadians suffer traumatic brain injuries.
Reportedly, approximately 150,000 people in Ontario and across Canada suffer head trauma each year. Every 3 minutes somebody suffers brain injuries, and it could be many more because some concussion victims do not seek medical care. Thus, those cases are not included in public health statistics.
When Ontario residents are involved in accidents that cause head trauma, they might need extensive rehabilitation, which could also be life-altering. Traumatic brain injuries are unique to each victim, and therefore, treatment is based upon the severity of the injury and area of the brain that was affected. The manner in which it affects the lives of each victim and his or her family members is also unique.