Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often associated with sports injuries, such as head-on collisions. Further, sports related traumatic brain injuries have been getting a lot of media attention due to the head and brain injury lawsuit filed by retired NFL players against the NFL. See The NFL Settles Lawsuit Related To Concussions And Permanent Brain Injuries For $765 Million
However, traumatic brain injuries can be caused by various types of accidents, such as:
The lives of individuals who suffer traumatic brain injuries are often turned upside down. In addition, the injured individuals are not the only ones affected, their families are also affected.
Injured individuals may feel alone because they may appear physically okay, when in fact they are not. They may not be able to complete simple tasks such as balancing a check book. Many become depressed and frustrated with their medical conditions. It is also difficult for family members to know how to cope with a loved one’s traumatic brain injury. There are many resources in Pennsylvania for individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their family members. Below are resources for individuals who suffer TBIs in the Philadelphia area and other areas in Pennsylvania. Some of the below resources are support groups and others are leading rehab facilities for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
Address: 950 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 15-229, Carlisle, PA 17015
Description: The association conducts many on-going programs to prevent brain injury and improve the quality of life for people who have experienced brain injury and their family members through support, education, advocacy, and research.
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Description: As part of the family of Main Line Health hospitals, Bryn Mawr Rehab offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services for patients of all ages.
Delaware Valley Residential Care
Address: 131 North Main Street, Chalfont, PA 18914
Description: It provides post acute rehabilitation programs for survivors of brain injury.
Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab (Albert Einstein Healthcare Network)
Address: 60 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215-663-6477 or 1-800-CALL MOSS
Description: The center provides research and potentially lifelong treatments for persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.
|Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Address: 850 South 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18103
Description: The program offers several levels of care, including inpatient programs.
If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may have legal rights. Call Mr. O’Brien to schedule a FREE consultation. 877.944.8396
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