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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone – a brain injury does not discriminate.

According to the BIA of America website, brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.

Brain Injury Warning Signs:

*Numbness

*Excessive drowsiness

*Severe Headache

*Weakness in your arms or legs

*Dizziness or loss of vision

*Slurred speech

*Loss of consciousness or confusion

*Vomiting or nausea

       Brain Injury Diagram

Brain Injury Definitions

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): TBI is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.

Acquired Brain Injury:  An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.  An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth.

Types of Brain Injury

*Diffuse Axonal Injury (TBI)

*Concussion (TBI)

*Contusion (TBI)

*Coup-contre coup injury (TBI)

*Second Impact Syndrome (TBI)

*Open and Closed Head Injuries

*Penetrating Injury (TBI)

*Shaken Baby Syndrome (TBI)

*Locked in Syndrome (TBI)

*Anoxic brain injury (ABI)

*Hypoxic brain injury (ABI)

We have experience representing clients with TBI.  Throughout the year, we sponsor various programs for Community (Hook) Rehabilitation. Mr. Randy Klezmer serves on the board of directors of the Brain  Injury Association of Indiana. He frequently addresses conferences on issues related to the laws and financial benefits that injured patients are qualified to receive from an injury on the job.

We are only a phone call or email away  to answer any questions or concerns you may have about a workplace brain injury.

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