The Brown Firm Publishes Article On How Traumatic Brain Injury Doubles Suicide Risk

June 10, 2019 - /PressAdvantage/ - The Brown Firm – Savannah, a law firm in Savannah, Georgia, has announced that they have recently published a blog post titled, “New Studies Show Traumatic Brain Injury Doubles the Risk of Suicide.” The article explains that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the common types of injuries that can be sustained as a result of a motor vehicle crash. It is observed that a TBI does not mend like a broken bone and leaves the victim’s life permanently changed because of physical pain and more, such as struggles with their work, relationships, quality of life, and mental capacity. All of these may drive the victim to consider suicide.

The firm points out that the impact of TBI on the victim is severe and may last a lifetime. Thus, they want victims or their loved ones to realize that The Brown Firm personal injury lawyers are ready to help them receive compensation from those responsible for the accident.

Harry Brown Jr. DC, JD, managing member of The Brown Firm, says, “It is advisable to have a thorough neurological examination or a brain imaging scan after an accident to reveal any damage to the brain's surface and maintain all medical records and documents regarding these injuries. It is also helpful to document the effects of the injury on your daily life through a journal or diary. But even with all of that, calculating the damages for these types of injuries can be tricky. You may want to talk to a law firm that has experience with TBI. Our skilled lawyers from The Brown Firm can be consulted for legal advice and for help to get the compensation you deserve. Meanwhile, those who are interested may also want to check out our previous post here.”

There is a connection between suicide and TBI because this can affect the brain’s functions, which can result in psychological problems like poor planning, poor memory, more difficulty in managing relationships, increased stress, and poor ability to manage their own emotions. Some victims of TBI may become more impulsive, think differently regarding certain things, or find it difficult to consider other perspectives.

Other factors that may contribute to a TBI victim’s depression and resulting suicidal thoughts includes employment problems, bad news about prognosis, holiday times, frustration over tasks, lack of support, lack of connection, social anxiety, loneliness, and lack of resources. Because of the emotional disability and distress that they are undergoing, suicide may seem like a way to escape what seems to be an unsolvable problem.

As such, both the victims and their loved ones and caregivers have to be educated regarding the risk of suicide and how to recognize the signs when there’s a need for prompt intervention. Examples of warning signs are victims threatening to hurt or kill themselves; writing or talking about death, suicide or dying; increased use of drug or alcohol; feeling trapped and hopeless; anxiety; withdrawal from friends, family or society; drastic changes in mood; feeling like giving up; anger and rage; sleeping too much or inability to sleep; and recklessness.

Victims and their loved ones and caregivers can minimize suicide risk by getting rid of access to lethal substances or materials at home, utilization of mental health resources, and continued support from loved ones.

Meanwhile, The Brown Firm has several practice areas. These include personal injury, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slips and falls, work-related injuries, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and wrongful death.

Previous clients have shown that they were satisfied with the service that they received. For instance, John H. says, “We love the team at The Brown Firm. You were very understanding in our time of need. Thank you for helping me and my family through this trying time.”

People who would like to know more about how TBI and suicide are connected and the damages that TBI victims may be eligible to claim after a motor vehicle crash can visit the firm’s website. The law firm also has offices in Atlanta and Athens aside from the offices in Savannah. Those interested may also contact them by phone or by email.

###

For more information about The Brown Firm - Savannah, contact the company here:

The Brown Firm - Savannah
HARRY BROWN JR., DC, JD
(912) 200-9755
harry@harrybrownlaw.com
7176 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31405

ReleaseID: 60028691

More News From Lifestyle - The World Insiders

Off the hook: California king salmon rebounds after drought

Aug 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon. The iconic fish helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. A marine scientist with California's fish and wildlife agency says commercial catches have so far surpassed official preseason forecasts by roughly 50%. The salmon rebound comes after three years of extremely low catches resulting from poor ocean conditions and California's five-year drought. This year's adult salmon are the first class...

Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

Aug 22, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says the death toll in a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul claimed by the local Islamic State affiliate has risen to 80. The initial death toll in Saturday's blast was 63. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said on Wednesday that 17 civilians have died from their wounds in recent days. He says 30 people were in critical condition after the attack. The new toll was confirmed as the United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan is returning to Qatar to resume...

Dini's first MLB HR carries Royals past skidding Orioles 5-4

Aug 22, 2019

BALTIMORE — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals stretched Baltimore's latest losing streak to eight games, defeating the Orioles 5-4 Monday night. The 26-year-old Dini played high school ball in New Jersey, and when he learned he was going to be playing at Camden Yards, he had his...

Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware living room. Biden, the hotshot senator-elect at just 30, was reflecting on the big things he would do when he got to Washington. It was one week out from Christmas in 1972, and Neilia, also 30, was addressing holiday cards as her husband rambled on. But then she interrupted his musings to share an ill premonition. "What's going to happen, Joey?" she asked her husband, in Biden's later recounting. "Things are too good." One day...

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

Aug 22, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the August issue of a church youth magazine does not include fundamental changes to the religion's strict health code, but the clarifications are significant and seem to reflect growing concern about young Latter-day Saints' adherence to the rules. The article says it aims to clear up issues that could be...

About Us

The World Insiders brings you exclusive coverage from across the globe in a timely, easy to consume format sourced directly from our regional media partners.

Contact us: sales[at]theworldinsiders.com

Subscribe Now!