Mike Cruise Talks about Brain Injuries
A brain injury is actually the beginning of a lifelong disease. It’s not usually, for many people, an injury that happens and then gets better, like a broken arm. What makes many brain injuries so dangerous is that it is a lifelong disease that will get worse if it isn’t cared for, and it is an illness that is not obvious to people. You don’t see somebody in a wheelchair, and you don’t see anybody limping. You may see people in public, and they seem perfectly fine. That presents a challenge and a real danger, and not just to the injured person.
Brain injury can cause injuries throughout your entire body, your hormonal system. It can cause seizure disorders and disorders in metabolic processes. Brain injured people, statistically, die way younger than non-brain injured people. It is important for people in that situation to not only get the medical care that they need and, if they have a legal claim, a lawyer who understands brain injury. A lawyer can make sure that when the case is over, they are cared for for the long run. An attorney can ensure that the case worker, who we might not have had during the case, is there to take care of medical problems when they come up so they don’t do things like die of pneumonia, which brain injured people do at three times the rate of non-brain injured people. Those types of details are important for the injured person to have looked at. It is also important that these problems are taken care of for the entire community because it is not j
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