Victims of a head injury often do not realize right away that they may have suffered an injury to the brain. In mild to moderate brain injury cases, symptoms may not appear until days or even weeks after the traumatic event. Montana residents who have been in a car accident or suffered an injury on the job, and parents of children who may have suffered a head injury, should be aware of what symptoms to look out for.
The brain is probably the single most important organ in the human body. It is the seat of our emotions, our memories and our intellect. It processes the information we receive through our senses. And through the nervous system, it controls every movement in our bodies.
Brain injuries are an all-too common result of automobile accidents in Montana. And they are common throughout the country: one estimate says 1.7 million people annually suffer a traumatic brain injury in the United States. Of these, about 90,000 result in a long-term or permanent disability.
Montana viewers of the CBS TV show "The Good Wife" may already have heard that actress Kristin Chenoweth, who plays the part of a political reporter on the show, sustained a serious head injury last month while working on the set. This month Ms. Chenoweth released a statement to the press, stating that due to her injuries she is leaving the show.