Do you know how many Canadians are affected by a traumatic brain injury? According to Brain Injury Canada, over one million Canadians live with an acquired brain injury. Also, every year, about 160,000 children, adolescents and adults sustain brain injuries as a result of a fall, a motor vehicle accident, an assault, or as a result of participating in sports and recreational activities. The month of June has been designated as “Brain Injury Awareness Month”.
This week the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation released comprehensive Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussions. The guidelines are intended to guide health care professionals in caring for children over five years of age and adolescents with head trauma, but they also provide a valuable resource and insight for parents and caregivers who are advocating for their child’s care. Schools and community sports organizations will also find these guidelines helpful, with specific recommendations provided for these groups.
The Personal Injury Law blog is a blog that is published regularly by the Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP Personal Injury Group. Through our regular posts, we will provide you with relevant and timely news and information on legal issues related to personal injury, including car accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, food poisoning, physical assault, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, negligence, the claims process and much more!