Brain Injury Resources
The North Carolina brain injury lawyers at Henson Fuerst recommend these traumatic brain injury websites and resources:
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Since 1980, BIAA has been the leading national organization for those affected by traumatic brain injuries. They have more than 40 chartered state affiliates, including the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina.
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Founded in 1982, this North Carolina non-profit is at the forefront of assisting those with brain injuries in all aspects of life. The organization is an affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America and supports more than 40 local groups throughout the state of North Carolina. HensonFuerst is a proud sponsor and supporter of this organization.
Head Injury Hotline
This non-profit encourages visitors to join discussion groups, collect information, and build advocacy skills by joining diverse groups and organizations.
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
The NFCA educates, empowers, and speaks on behalf of the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic injuries, such as permanent traumatic brain injuries.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)—Traumatic Brain Injury Page
The NINDS is a division of the National Institutes of Health, which offers access to government publications and information about brain injury-related clinical trials throughout the country.
The Perspective Network
This informative site can be translated into many different languages to assist brain injury patients, caregivers, and family members.
TBINET supports more than 30 mailing lists for brain injury, stroke, coma, and more.
Traumatic Brain Injury A to Z
This site highlights information for wounded veterans and others who suffer brain injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury National Resource Center
Hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia Campus, this site provides information for professionals, persons with brain injuries, and their family members.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health and one of the largest databases of medical information in the world, Medline enables you to search keywords and read medical abstracts from every medical journal in the world.
Although this site is designed to sell medical artwork, it also serves as a resource for understanding brain trauma during whiplash and other injuries through illustrations and clear labels.
Brain Injury Prevention
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The U.S. government’s nexus for medical information, statistics, and prevention tips, this site includes information about traumatic brain injury and concussion and their long-term outcomes and prevention. Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations on how educators can help children who are returning to school after a concussion.
STOP Sports Injuries
A site dedicated to preventing sports injuries—including concussion—among young athletes.
Read this article by Thomas Henson, Jr. and Carol Svec to learn about the challenge of runaway spending among individuals suffering from certain types of brain injuries.