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Yakima Traumatic Injury Lawyer Mariano Morales Voices Support for Brain Injury Awareness Month
Date:3/21/2013

Yakima, Wash. (PRWEB) March 21, 2013

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has designated March 2013 as Brain Injury Awareness Month, an important step in raising the profile of this serious health problem, Yakima personal injury lawyer Mariano Morales said today.

“At our firm, we support any effort to educate the public about these tragic and debilitating injuries,” said Morales, founder of Mariano Morales Law in Yakima, a law firm that represents victims of catastrophic personal injuries. “Awareness can help prevent brain injuries and increase understanding about how they occur and how they are treated.”

Brain Injury Awareness Month is meant to inform the public, through the use of social media and other outreach efforts, about what causes brain injuries and how they can be prevented, as well as about issues related to the treatment of these injuries, according to BIAA.

“Brain injuries have a devastating effect on not only the injured person, but also on their family and friends. The injured person may experience changes in emotion, mood and the ability to process information,” Morales said. “Brain Injury Awareness Month can help people better understand the impact of these injuries.”

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are characterized by a blow to the head or penetrating brain injury that results in disruption of normal brain behavior, which can manifest itself in a number of ways. No two brain injuries are the same and, for many victims, the injury is the beginning of a lifelong process that requires specialized, costly medical care.


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