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Information sources about acquired brain injury / traumatic brain injuries
- Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury from The Mayo Clinic website:
"Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.
Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.
Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death." [quote fr. web site/page below Nov. 11, 2017]
Brain Injury Canada
"Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone
160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year. Incidence (and reporting rates) are rising
Over a million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury
The annual incidence of ABI is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.
The mandate of Brain Injury Canada is to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote its prevention. As well, the Board, Staff and volunteers are dedicated to facilitating post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholder's.
Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44."[quote from home page of Brain Injury Canada 2017.11.11 www.braininjurycanada.ca]
Powell River Brain Injury Society:
Promoting prevention, recovery, education, community awareness and life beyond brain injury
The Brain Injury Alliance is a province wide organization in British Columbia composed of individuals and organizations working together to improve the quality of life for persons living with a brain injury, their families, and their communities.
Useful reference / introduction / basic information about brain injury available from:
Rose Keith, JD
writer is a former President of the B.C. Trial Lawyers Association and has over 20 years experience as a Vancouver personal injury lawyer.
Rose has over 20 years exper- ience in ICBC injury disputes settlements. She has worked with clients with soft tissue, whip lash, as well as traumatic brain injuries.
She also practices employment law and medical malpractice.
Home & hospital meetings available.
Call for consultation
1486 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6G 3J6
Toll Free: 888.893.6134
Web site: www.rosekeith.bc.ca
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Bruce Lemer, LLB in downtown Vancouver, BC, brings over 30 years experience in the area of personal injury and brain injury.
Victoria, B.C. Brain Injury Compensation: Personal Injury Lawyers for ICBC Settlements
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