Brain injuries do not just happen to football players and members of the military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Traumatic brain injury is much more widespread than was thought even a few years ago. It also affects victims far longer and more insidiously than was previously believed.
People with brain injuries struggle to return to work or obtain accommodations from employers. What makes things worse is that people who have suffered what they believe to be minor bumps on the head don't always seek medical treatment, not realizing the seriousness of their symptoms.