Myth #8 – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Isn’t Disabling
The biggest myth of brain injury is that mild traumatic brain injuries are not disabling. Since persons with traumatic brain injuries do not look obviously injured and many can function reasonable well in society, there is a common misperception that a traumatic brain injury is not as disabling as more obvious physical injuries.
However, the National Institute of Health concluded that the consequences of traumatic brain injury can include a dramatic change in the patient’s life course, profound disruption of the family, enormous loss of income or earning potential and significant expenses over a life time.
The social consequences of mild, moderate and sever brain injury are significant and serious and include increased risk of suicide, divorce, chronic unemployment, economic strain and substance abuse.
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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.
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