Help for Families and Care Givers
“My husband used to be so calm. But after his injury, he started to explode over the littlest things. He didn’t even know he had changed.”
When someone close to you has sustained a TBI, it can be hard to know how best to help. They may say that they are “fine”, but you can tell from how they are acting that something has changed.
If you notice that your family member or friend has some of the classic symptoms, that are getting worse, or not getting better, talk to them and their doctor about getting help. You might also want to talk to people who have experienced what you are going through. Your State Brain Injury Association may be able to help, as may the National Brain Injury Association.
You can reach BIA National office by calling the toll free BIA National help line at (800) 444-6443. You can also get information through the National BIA website at www.biausa.org. Additional information about brain injury is available through the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/.
Mr. Scarlett, through his work with the California Brain Injury Association, is in the process of making recommendations and implementing change for California’s survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. What follows is the summary handout recently given by the California Brain Injury Association to the California Senate Committee on Health: Click here to download the handout.
We at the Scarlett Law Group also stand ready to support you from a legal context. You may reach us on our toll free line at (415) 688-2176.