When people in Northeast Wisconsin think of a brain injury, they likely think of a blow to the head, a fall, or even a sudden shake or other force that causes a severe jolt in the head or neck.
Previous posts on this blog have talked about the enormous personal and financial cost of spinal cord injuries. These sorts of injuries often leave their victims paralyzed, sometimes even from the neck down.
An accident involving a go-kart claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from Northeast Wisconsin recently.
A previous post on this blog discussed what sort of accidents most commonly cause spinal cord injuries. Although car accidents were at the top of this list, other common accidents, like slips and falls and sporting injuries, also were more likely to lead to spinal damage.
Most people in Northeast Wisconsin recognize that damage to the spinal cord is a type of catastrophic injury that can leave someone, oftentimes a young adult with a lot of promise, paralyzed or, at the very best, with serious limitations in their mobility.