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Support for Brain Injury Survivors in Dallas

Victims of brain injuries face a number of obstacles. Among these challenges is the fact that victims don’t always display outward signs of their injuries. After all, if people can’t see an injury, it makes understanding the scope of that injury more difficult. This can lead to an increased sense of isolation among brain injury victims, and a feeling that no one fully understands exactly what they’re going through.

It’s for this reason that victims can benefit from support groups. Brain injury support groups provide victims with a network of people facing similar challenges and resources to help overcome daily struggles. For victims of brain injuries in Dallas, there are groups dedicated to providing help for brain injury sufferers.

Understanding Brain Injuries

An acquired brain injury (ABI), can be the result of vehicle accidents, workplace collisions or other traumatic events, but they can also occur because of electrocutions, tumors, oxygen deprivation, substance abuse and infectious diseases, among many other factors. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a subset of ABI in which a victim suffers a blunt trauma to the head. These injuries can lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, changes in mood or personality, sensory impairment, physical disability, paralysis and death.

You Are Not Alone

If you have suffered a brain injury, it is important to remember that many others also suffer these injuries and that you are not alone in your struggles. The following statistics come from the Brain Injury Association of America:

  • Over 3.5 million people suffer brain injuries every year.
  • Up to 2.5 million people suffer a TBI every year.
  • Someone sustains a brain injury in the United States every 13 seconds.
  • Over 12 million people in the United States live with an ABI.
  • One of out of 60 people lives with a disability from TBI in the United States.

Benefits of Brain Injury Support Groups

Author and support group facilitator Barbara Webster shares her own story about finding strength in support groups after she suffered a brain injury in 1991. Here are a few of the benefits she mentions in an article:

  • Talking to others who understand struggles.
  • Learning strategies to overcome daily challenges.
  • Discovering professionals who can help you.
  • Finding inspiration from others’ experiences.

Resources for Dallas Brain Injury Victims

Meetings

  • Dallas Acquired Brain Injury Support Group – This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Zale Lipshy University Hospital.
  • Mid-Cities ABI Caregivers Support Group – This group meets on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ethicus Hospital in Grapevine.

Online Resources

At Guajardo & Marks, we have represented many clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries due to the negligence of another person. Our clients come to us for help in receiving compensation for the damages they have suffered, including physical or mental impairments, medical bills and loss of income stemming from their injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Dallas because of someone else’s negligence, contact us today to learn how we might be able to help you.