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DC Mayor Designates March as Brain Injury Awareness Month

By: Joseph Cammarata

Today – Monday March 10th – Washington, DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray officially declared March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in the District of Columbia. As part of his proclamation – which can be viewed here – Mayor Gray called upon the residents of DC to educate themselves about the cause and effects of traumatic brain injury. The Mayor's proclamation, which can be read here, also highlights crucial statistics and information about brain injuries:

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month is designed to promote public awareness regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI), how it impacts the lives of victims and families, and how TBI can be effectively treated and prevented.
  • A focus on improving early access to care can significantly increase brain injury victims' quality of life and their return to home, school, work, and the community.
  • The Brain Injury Association of D.C. – which was co-founded by Partner Ira Sherman and myself – offers comprehensive education and support to local brain injury victims and their families.

At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, our legal team is proud to be involved in advocating on behalf of brain injury victims and to do our part in furthering awareness about these life-changing injuries. We would also like to remind local residents that Wednesday, March 12th is Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. You can learn more about Brain Injury Awareness Day and our firm's role in the brain injury field on this blog.