Did Your Loved One Suffer Brain Injuries?

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Each year approximately 2 million individuals suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). About 50,000 of these individuals die as a result. The highest incidence of traumatic brain injuries is among children aged 4 and under, teenagers, and senior citizens.

Causes of TBI include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Near drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Near suffocation

Injuries range in seriousness from a mild concussion to permanent disability and death. They can affect the victim’s emotions, memory, ability to communicate, and personality. They may increase the risk of developing a seizure disorder, swelling of the brain, or blood clots. Even though many brain injuries are serious, they are sometimes considered an “invisible” or silent injury because, to the casual observer, many brain injury victims look normal. This is particularly true of so-called milder brain injuries such as a concussion.

How does a brain injury occur?

Trauma (linear or rotational) can move the brain around inside the skull. The brain, which is bathed in a syrupy cushion of cerebrospinal fluid, can hit the skull wall. Often there are no outside signs of trauma when in fact the brain has been jarred and “sloshed” around inside the skull. This may damage the neurons, which are cells that regulate chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Some of the results can include headache, blurred vision, dizziness, and nausea.

Physically, the victims of TBI may appear the same as they did before the brain injury. But the people who know them understand the often dramatic and permanent changes which brain injuries can cause in their victims. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or brain injury can be difficult to diagnose. Unlike most injuries, brain injuries often occur on a microscopic level and are difficult to see on an EEG, CT scan or x-ray.

Even though they may be hard to detect, brain injuries often have serious consequences. Brain injuries can affect speech, motor function, breathing, and swallowing. A TBI frequently results in significant medical expenses and long-term care costs. It may render the victim incapable of working or living independently. The impact on loved ones can be equally devastating.

How Our Carmel Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Brain injury victims often require hospitalization, surgery, and long periods of rehabilitation. Many people do not have enough insurance to cover these expenses and end up with bills which they cannot pay. Even people with good insurance can be overwhelmed by medical expenses and long-term care costs, particularly if the injury renders the victim disabled from working.

At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, our Carmel personal injury lawyers may be able to help you receive the financial assistance you deserve. It’s not up to an insurance company to tell you how much compensation you’re entitled to receive. You need an experienced attorney on your side to give you an objective evaluation of how much your brain injury case is worth and how to go about obtaining fair compensation.

We handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no fee unless we recover a settlement or judgment for you. If you are unable to meet with us in our offices, we can meet you in your home, hospital, or wherever is most convenient for you. We will work with medical experts in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation in order to prove your case. We will fight to recover fair compensation in order for our clients to receive the best medical care available and have a comfortable quality of life despite a brain injury.

Contact us at (888) 211-3888 today for a free consultation.

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