Can sex or gender affect a person’s ability to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Vista or elsewhere in Southern California? A recent article from Stanford Medicine discusses the ways in which women may experience brain trauma differently than men, and thus may have distinct recovery issues and timeframes. Our experienced Vista brain injury lawyers want to discuss the article with you and to encourage you to seek help from an attorney if you sustained a TBI because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Gender Differences After Traumatic Brain Injuries
The new article from Stanford Medicine profiles Dr. Odette Harris, who is an expert on brain trauma and a professor of neurosurgery. Harris is currently the director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence in Palo Alto. According to the article, as Harris began “analyzing brain trauma data from the Department of Veterans Affairs,” she came to realize that there was “a big gender difference in the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries, and no one was talking about it.”