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In our previous blog post we discussed Brain Injury Awareness Month.
We know that stories about concussions and brain injuries are in the news quite often.
In April, it was revealed that 40% of former NFL players had in fact sustained brain injuries based on a type of MRI scan called “diffuse tensor imaging”, and was the first of its kind to study living retired NFL players.
Last week Ontario passed Rowan’s Law, named after Rowan Stringer, a 17 year old student who passed away as a result of sustaining 2 concussions in one week while playing rugby at school in March 2013. There was a coroner’s inquest that made 49 recommendations. The law only applies to Ontario but it is the first of its kind in Canada. The law looks at preventing and diagnosing head injuries in youth sport and managing return to play protocols. Rowan’s Law calls for the formation of an advisory committee to review the recommendations, have at least 12 members and to provide their recommendations within a year as to which of the 49 recommendations to implement regarding head injury prevention or treatment, or come up with their own.
The Federal Minister of Health also made an announcement at the start of Brain Injury Awareness Month that a new mobile app would be available to Canadians, for free, to help with concussion education. The app, “Concussion Ed”, is meant to give Canadians free access to critical concussion resources.
All of the above news stories are significant and important when you take into consideration the statistics below.
The Brain Injury Association of Canada recently found that due to more reporting and rising incidents, approximately 160,000 Canadians sustain a brain injury each year.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada:
According to the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region:
Here are some safety tips we want you to consider whether you are walking, cycling, driving a motorcycle or driving a motor vehicle all year round:
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents or sustained other types of personal injuries and have helped clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. We offer a free initial consultation and will arrange a time to meet that is convenient for you.
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