In recognition of his work with victims of traumatic brain injury, attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst has recently been reappointed to serve another term on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC).
Started in 1982 by family members of those who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries, BIANC hopes to address a void in resources and support for those who are recovering from TBIs—including families and caregivers. The organization provides information on prevention, support, education, and advocacy services. Their work includes:
- TBI Survivor Resources
- Family and Caregiver Support
- Navigating the Medical System
- Resources on Reintegration
- Training on TBI Management
- Advocacy and Legislative Support
Experience with the Subject
Henson—Past Chair of the Board of Directors for BIANC—still serves on the organization’s board. In 2012, Governor Perdue appointed him to the state’s Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council, which studies the needs of people with brain injuries and makes recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is also a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.
About Traumatic Brain Injuries
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is any form of blow or jolt to the head which results in a disruption of brain function. Doctors classify TBIs as mild to severe; rated from a concussion, to bleeding of the brain, to coma. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBIs affect approximately 1.5 Million people in the U.S. each year.
Recognizing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month
For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign each year. The theme for the current campaign is “Change Your Mind.” This public-awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident through no fault of your own, call the experienced North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Raleigh Brain Injury lawyers. They will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.