Conference on Child Brain Injuries to Host Nine Experts in the Field October 28, 2009
Charleston, West Virginia is holding a conference on child brain injuries early this November in hopes to address the “silent yet serious epidemic” of brain injury to children, according to The Journal online. Titled “My Child Has a Brain Injury: Information for Families and Schools,” the conference will host keynote speaker Ron Savage, president of the North American Brain Injury Society. Among the topics to be discussed by Savage and other experts at the event are bicycle accidents, abuse, sports, and auto accidents, all leading causes of pediatric brain injury. According to the article, approximately 130,000 bicycle accidents per year result in brain injuries to children and adolescents, and a total of about 1 million children in the U.S. sustain brain injuries each year, ranging in degree from mild to severe. Additionally, approximately one-third of all cases of child injury involve injury to the brain.
Those interested in more child brain injury facts and statistics such as these may wish to attend the conference, which is scheduled for Nov. 5 and 6 at South Charleston’s Ramada Inn. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, the conference will feature talks from nine brain injury experts.
As highlighted in these statistics, brain injuries can be extremely serious, and children are not immune to such injuries. If you believe that your child has suffered a head or brain injury for any reason, seek medical attention immediately. For information on how to receive the best medical care from the experts in the field or how to receive compensation for medical bills and other expenses, feel free to contact child brain injury attorney Chris Keane.
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