Myth #1 – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Isn’t Serious
The term mild or minor traumatic brain injury is extremely misleading. The term “mild” or “minor” refers only to the initial physical trauma or impact that causes the brain injury. Brain injuries caused by a comparatively minor physical trauma or blow to the head can result in significant long term impairment or functional disability.
I have spent the last 18 years representing persons who have been victims of serious personal injuries. In my experience, mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious injuries that commonly go undiagnosed.
Busy, overworked doctors may not take the time to thoroughly question patients about their symptoms. In fact, the symptoms are so subtle that the victims themselves may not realize they are suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury.
Do You Think You Need Our Help?Halifax Brain Injury lawyer John McKiggan Q.C. has served on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (Halifax Chapter) and is the author of Brain Matter: The Survivor’s Guide to Brain Injury Claims an educational resource for brain injury survivors and their families.
If you or someone in your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can call brain injury lawyer John McKiggan Q.C. toll free at (902) 423-2050 or contact us online for a free consultation.