One of the more unfortunate results of personal injury cases is severe and sometimes irreversible traumatic brain injury. This can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, exposure to neuro-toxins like lead paint, defective products, oxygen deprivation from medical errors, falls, and violent acts.
The repercussions of these injuries are extensive. In recent years, it was reported that over 5.3 million Americans were living with a disability resulting from a brain injury, and that number has skyrocketed as our brave soldiers returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the signature injury of the War on Terror. The treatment brain injured veterans received when they returned from War has been, in many cases, shameful.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild to severe, depending on the amount of damage. Some symptoms show up right away, while others may not appear until several days or weeks after the traumatic brain injury.
People with moderate-to-severe brain injury may deal with memory problems, persistent headaches, seizures, physical or cognitive impairments, or, in some of the worst cases, prolonged unconscious state.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, and would like to discuss your legal rights and remedies, we would be honored to help you.
Information provided by the American Academy of Neurology.