BC Brain Injury Association – Improving the lives of people living with brain injuries

It is estimated that 50,000 Canadians suffer a traumatic brain injury each year – and the majority of these are young adults.

At Pacific Medical Law, we can assist people who have suffered as a result of a delayed diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury or a failure by a physician or other health care professional to diagnose an underlying medical condition such as an impending stroke.

Traumatic brain injury is the leading killer and disabler of Canadians under 40 years of age. Thanks to medical advances many people who would once have died from their injuries are able to survive; however, these individuals will require lifelong care because of the cognitive impairments and emotional effects of their injuries.

The BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 to serve the interests of people living with acquired brain injuries. Founded on the belief that every person with an acquired brain injury has the right to be considered as a full participating and impactful member of society, BCBIA’s mission is to be a leader in improving the lives of people who live with acquired brain injury in BC. Brainstreams.ca, the organization’s official website, provides continual access to information and support resources for the thousands of individuals in BC and beyond who experience brain injury each year. Visitors can also find news on medical breakthroughs, inspirational stories from survivors of brain injury, and upcoming events in the community.

For those interested in supporting this important cause, the BCBIA hosts an annual Cocktail Gala to help improve the lives of people living with acquired brain injuries by raising funds and awareness. This year’s Gala will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015, and will feature mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau and brain injury awareness advocate Ellie Ennis as guest speakers. Tickets and more information are available at brainstreams.ca.

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