It does not matter how good of shape you were in. If you sustained a serious head injury, you may no longer be able to work. Some traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can require around-the-clock support, and some TBI sufferers may have difficulty walking or talking.
As we have mentioned before on our Minneapolis Social Security Disability blog, traumatic brain injuries may lead to severe and permanent disabilities, especially when brain injuries are not properly diagnosed or treated. In order to create more awareness about the serious short-term and long-term consequences of brain injuries in the U.S., March has been designated as National Brain Injury Awareness Month.
When folks in Minnesota suffer a traumatic brain injury, it is extremely important that they get medical treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent the injury from causing permanent or long-term damage.
We had mentioned that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month earlier this month on our Minneapolis Social Security disability law blog. But October is also National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Although breast cancer and traumatic brain injuries are very different medical conditions, both conditions can lead to disability.