Any damage to the brain or spinal cord has the potential for serious consequences and conditions. After any type of head trauma, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if no outward symptoms have appeared yet. Latent brain injuries can often get worse over time and can result in permanent conditions or death in the worst cases.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.4 million people sustain bran injuries every year in the United States. Few injuries present greater challenges for physical recovery, long-term care, and future treatment than those to the brain. Victims and their families often struggle to cope with cognitive and physical disabilities, loss of independence, and changes in personality. Our experience with brain trauma can help you and your family obtain the resources needed to recover and adapt to life after a serious brain injury.
Brain injuries have two main causes:
- The interruption of the oxygen supply to the brain. Brain injuries caused by oxygen depletion, known as anoxic brain injuries, are characteristic of certain birth injuries, swimming or diving accidents, birth injuries, and surgical accidents involving anesthesia.
- Trauma, usually caused by a blunt force or by a sudden impact. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are commonly the result of a serious motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, untreated aneurysms, construction or workplace accidents, or any other forceful impact to the head.
The brain controls many of the body’s functions, and the medical expenses associated with head trauma can be extensive and costly. Brain injury victims also often require extensive and long-term medical care, compensatory damages awards can be quite substantial in these cases. You can bring a claim for all of your medical expenses including doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, psychiatric support, and speech therapy. Your claim can also include compensation for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, home modifications, and non-medical needs such as cooking and driving.
Our forensic medical experts and staff work with our clients’ treating physicians to accurately assess the extent of their injuries, as well as the prospects for recovery or the need for future surgeries. With our experienced brain injury lawyers, we also work with economists, rehabilitation therapists, and home nursing professionals to determine the cost of long-term care and treatment.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation.
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