Archive for the ‘Brain Injury’ Category

Dress Down for Brain Injury Awareness Month This June

By Roger Foisy on June 4th, 2019

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In Canada, approximately 160,000 Canadians suffer brain injuries every year with incidence and reporting rates continuing to rise. The prevalence of brain injury outpaces breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and HIV/AIDS combined, and it...

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Members of Our Legal Team Completed the Ontario Brain Injury Association’s Brain Basics Training Program

By Roger Foisy on July 17th, 2018

The Ontario Brain Injury Association’s (OBIA’s) Brain Basics Training Program is a foundational course that gives professionals, caregivers, and survivors alike the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of how the brain works. We are always seeking ways to improve ourselves...

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How Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBIs) Affect the Family

By Roger Foisy on June 19th, 2018

Suffering an mTBI can be a life altering event for a person, disrupting their day-to-day routines and leaving them feeling scared, vulnerable, and confused. It is important to remember, however, that the effects go beyond the individual—changing the lives of close family members who in many cases...

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion [Infographic]

By Roger Foisy on June 5th, 2018

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year approximately 160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries, the majority of which are concussions. Unfortunately, because people often think of a concussion as “just a concussion”, trauma to the brain can easily be overlooked. It is important that a...

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Dress Down for Brain Injury Awareness Month This June

By Roger Foisy on May 29th, 2018

This coming June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In Canada, approximately 160,000 Canadians suffer brain injuries every year with incidence and reporting rates continuing to rise. The prevalence of brain injury outpaces breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and HIV/AIDS combined,...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Basal Skull Fracture

By Roger Foisy on October 5th, 2017

A basal skull fracture, most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and child abuse cases, is considered a severe head injury. It is a fracture at the base of the skull and is frequently accompanied by a brain injury, which can cause significant challenges for...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Whiplash Injuries

By Roger Foisy on August 11th, 2017

Whiplash injuries are generally the result of the head snapping forward and then back again, especially in rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Other similar activities gone wrong can cause a whiplash, such as a roller coaster, skiing, or from a sports injury where you might be accidently hit, kicked,...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

By Roger Foisy on March 28th, 2017

Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. The leading causes are vehicle-related collisions, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. Of these brain injuries, 70-90% are considered “mild” and are commonly referred to as “concussions”. It is important to realize, however, that...

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New Concussion Blood Test Developed with a 90% Accuracy Rate!

By Roger Foisy on January 9th, 2017

Last week, the Globe and Mail reported that researchers at Western University in London, Ontario have developed a new blood test to assess whether an individual has suffered a concussion – and the test has an amazingly high accuracy rate of 90%! The results are still preliminary, with a small...

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How Speech-Language Pathologists Help Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

By Roger Foisy on December 6th, 2016

In my previous video (and blog) about finding the right team for your brain injury rehabilitation, one of the key specialists I mention is the speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist is a medical professional who specializes in speech disorders and cognitive-communicative...

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