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There are of course many different parts of the body a Columbus, Ohio resident could suffer an injury to. Some of the most devastating injuries are those to the brain. These types of injuries impact people of all ages and for a variety of reasons including sports activities and car accidents. Regardless of the reason behind the injury, a brain injury can be life changing.

Because of that it is important that research be conducted not only into the best way to treat the condition, but diagnosis and prevention as well. The Ohio Brain Injury Advisory Committee is focused on that very thing. The organization has been addressing these matters for over 20 years. Recently, the oversight of that group was changed from Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities to Ohio State University. It is expected that the change will make it easier to obtain financial resources for the cause and hopefully result in improvements on all fronts, statewide.

Most residents of Ohio would agree this is a good thing. Brain injuries can be tricky as there may not be any physical markings to indicate that anything has happened. In addition, they may not immediately appear. When they do appear they can take many forms. Some people may find that they are suffering from headaches while others experience issues with their memories. Still others find that they personality is affected and face feelings of anxiety, depression or mood swings.

These symptoms of a brain injury affect more than just those who are suffering from the injury. It is easy to see how family members and loved ones who regularly interact with that individual are impacted as well. As those in this situation are well aware, it can be expensive. Accordingly, depending on the circumstances surrounding the way in which the brain injury occurred, a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, “OSU leads Ohio effort to combat brain injury,” Misti Crane, Oct. 27, 2013