Archive for the ‘Brain Injury’ Category

Seeking Compensation for a Basal Skull Fracture

By Roger Foisy on November 7th, 2014

In my experience as an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, I have assisted several clients with basal skull fractures and ensured that they received proper compensation. As the injury involves damage to the brain, a basal skull fracture can cause significant problems for victims in their daily...

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Take the ‘Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports’ Free Online Training Course

By Roger Foisy on August 15th, 2014

We can often take it for granted that kids will get concussions when they play sports growing up. We think, “It’s just a concussion”. We brush it off. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that a concussion is actually a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Mild traumatic brain injuries can...

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Coping with the Emotional and Psychological Impact of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury [Video]

By Roger Foisy on June 27th, 2014

If you’ve experienced a mild traumatic brain injury, it’s important to know that your emotional and cognitive symptoms are completely...

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Finding the Right Team for Your Mild Traumatic Brain Injury [Video]

By Roger Foisy on June 16th, 2014

When you have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), it is critical to have the right team of specialists at your side to help you through the rehabilitation...

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Accessing Funding for Medical Rehabilitation after Suffering a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident [Video]

By Roger Foisy on March 28th, 2014

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to understand the different levels of funding available to you. The funding you receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries; therefore, it is essential to recognize what your symptoms may mean so you...

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Global Brain Awareness Week 2014

By Roger Foisy on March 11th, 2014

This week, March 10-16 2014, is Brain Awareness Week (BAW). Through my experience as a personal injury lawyer, I know firsthand the importance of understanding the facts about brain injury. I have created many educational resources about brain injury, including blogs, videos, a FAQ, and a glossary....

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Why are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Often Missed? [Video]

By Roger Foisy on February 27th, 2014

Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are often missed by both the injured person and medical practitioners. In the following video, I explain the reasons why mild traumatic brain injury is typically...

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What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)? [Video]

By Roger Foisy on January 22nd, 2014

Brain injuries are classified 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”. It is important to realize, however, that there is nothing “mild” about a traumatic brain...

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Life Changes: Living with a Loved One Suffering from an mTBI

By Roger Foisy on December 11th, 2013

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) does not only affect those who suffer the injury. That said, of course the person who is injured will be extremely impacted by the injury; however, it is important to realize that the lives of their close friends and family will also be changed. If you are a loved...

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A Silent Epidemic: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury – Science Daily

By Roger Foisy on October 28th, 2013

A recent article in Science Daily outlines a literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) that focuses on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) as a common, but often overlooked, condition.  The study was based in the U.S., but I think that Canadians will...

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