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Posts Categorized: Brain Injury

Brain injuries: causes and effects

Ontario residents might not be aware of the pernicious nature of acquired brain injuries. When people suffer post-natal damage to the brain on account of a traumatic or non-traumatic event, they may be susceptible to memory loss, communicative disabilities and even paralysis.

The prevalence of acquired brain injuries is not just a national issue, but a local concern as well. Countrywide, the number of victims reaches approximately 50,000 annually, according to statistics. In Ontario alone, some 44 people per day suffer an acquired brain injury, many of them due to accidents involving automobiles or in the workplace.… Continue Reading


Ontario study shows the cost of teenage brain injuries

Despite what many teens in Markham think, they are not invincible. They can suffer a serious injury just like anyone else, and since they are so young, the lifelong effects of their injuries will last much longer than if they were older. A new study based on information from the 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey has found that teenagers who suffer traumatic brain injuries have severe effects on mental health, including making teens more susceptible to suicide.

When a teenager’s traumatic brain injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, that teenager and his or her parents can file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual responsible.… Continue Reading


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