Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI Impacts Your Life
Trauma to the head can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear or swell. There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury results when the skull has been fractured, and usually results when the head comes in direct contact with a hard surface or object. A closed head injury does not involve a fracture but can be more serious than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of dangerous blood clots inside the skull. Whether a brain injury is open or closed, the most serious injuries can cause brain damage, paralysis, loss of consciousness or even death.
Typically, a TBI requires expensive accommodations over a long-term period. Other expenses which arise include future medical expenses, often coupled with lost income if the victim was employed. Read more about Damages.
How This Works
A careful case review will be performed by your lawyer to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Then the conclusions of this review are presented to you in a thorough, understandable manner.
For more details: Litigation Process.
Experience Representing TBI Victims
Brain injuries typically results in significant lifestyle changes for the injured victim and family. Physical, cognitive, social and vocational changes are common. Recovery can be a lifelong process of adjustments and accommodations. Moderately to severely injured patients receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.
Appropriate treatment of a brain injury may be complicated and expensive, involving diagnostic testing, drugs, surgery and rehabilitation. Full treatment, including rehabilitation, may involve a team of medical caregivers, including a neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, vocational expert, life-care planner, neuropsychologist, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Securing proper medical care alone can be a full-time pursuit for an injured individual or family members.
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