March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
The Philadelphia injury lawyers of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. are no strangers to brain injuries. We have worked tirelessly to secure the compensation personal injury victims need after sustaining catastrophic injuries caused by negligent parties. We secured $24.8 million for our client who fell through a skylight while working on the roof of an auto body shop and suffered a debilitating brain injury. We also obtained $9 million for a client who was hit head-on by a negligent truck driver and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Our Philadelphia brain injury lawyers know traumatic brain injuries can dramatically affect the lives of accident victims and their families. We want to help raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries during Brain Injury Awareness Month and throughout the year.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that damages the brain, usually caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head. Common TBI symptoms to look out for after a head injury include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Vision problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Confusion, problems remembering, and other cognitive difficulties
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood swings
Brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. At least 2.8 million people suffer a TBI in the United States every year. The leading causes of TBI are:
- Struck by or against objects
- Motor vehicle accidents
What Is Brain Injury Awareness Month?
Brain Injury Awareness Month is recognized each March. It is a time when organizations, medical professionals, and other stakeholders bring attention to TBIs and other brain injuries to prevent them and improve the quality of life for those who suffer from a TBI.
The theme for this year is “More Than My Brain Injury,” which emphasizes that people are more than their disability. The awareness campaign is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with having a brain injury, showcasing the diversity of brain injury victims, and improving the care and support for individuals with brain injuries and their families.
How Can I Get Involved?
Some suggested ways to get involved during Brain Injury Awareness Month are:
- Learn the facts about TBIs
- Learn about the legal and medical issues confronting TBI victims
- Learn about the personal experiences of people with TBIs
- Register for a virtual summit on Capitol Hill and join lawmakers, activists, medical professionals, caretakers, and survivors to discuss the importance of advocacy
- Host a fundraiser for brain injury services and research
- Raise awareness through creative endeavors
- Engage the media to further spread awareness about TBIs