TBI is Consequential. It Causes Homelessness.
Dr. Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a clinical researcher in neuroscience at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, announced that nearly half of the 111 homeless men she studied had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury, and that 87% of them had their brain injury before becoming homeless. The study was published in Open (a journal of the Canadian Medical Association) on April 25, 2014. This study is one of many which refutes the comment I have heard often by defense lawyers in brain injury litigation that brain injuries aren’t serious – just a bump on the head. The fact is that traumatic brain injuries are serious and can be permanently life-altering for the worse.