California legislators recently approved a bill that will provide funds to develop state-of-the-art treatment for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The San Jose Mercury Newsreports that on Tuesday, East Bay veterans signed a ceremonial copy of the bill – applauding the attention given to this significant and often debilitating – even fatal – condition.
Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by a sudden blunt force or blow to the head, such as occurs in a car accident, a bike accident, a fall or even at a sporting event.
Symptoms may be difficult to detect and vague and may include mild headaches, confusion and slurred speech. However, without treatment these symptoms worsen and may affect motor skills, cognitive function, and the ability to communicate.
For veterans, brain injuries are called “invisible wounds of war” with service members returning from duty and not recognizing the symptoms for weeks, even years.
The new bill will provide training and education programs specifically designed to help medical professionals recognize the symptoms of TBIs and begin treating these injuries as soon as possible.
As a California personal injury attorney I support this legislation. Too often these debilitating injuries go undetected. With proper medical attention and treatment, brain injuries can be treated and the effects minimized or eliminated.
For more information, please call the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette. For over 15 years we have helped individuals who have suffered brain injuries obtain the compensation they deserve.