Why Having a Brain Injury Attorney Is Crucial
Brain injury cases can be very complex, that’s why it is important to consult a traumatic brain injury lawyer before pursuing your TBI lawsuit. Having expert legal help from a team of personal injury attorneys can be the difference between a winning and losing claim.
The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has the experience and resources you need on your side. With our network of medical experts that can evaluate the traumatic brain injury, we can present a strong case at trial. Our familiarity and skill in brain injury suits will ensure that you have the best possible chance to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and past and future medical costs.
We do all that is necessary to ensure your interests are protected. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys has demonstrated a record of competence, ability, and stability to be there for you and your family in these stressful times.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. It is the command center for the human nervous system. It is the seat of intelligence, personality, interpreter of senses, initiator of movement, and controller of behavior. The brain sits in a pool of fluid, called cerebrospinal fluid, which acts as a cushion, dulling the force sustained by the brain in the event of an impact. Regardless of this cushion, injuries still occur due to severe impact sustained during traumatic events such as a car crash, truck wreck, or motorcycle accidents.
TBIs are often avoidable though. Common causes include surgical error, defective products, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, chemical exposure, and machinery failures. Whether the injury is a concussion or coma, a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury comes with lifelong consequences—for the victims and their families.
Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Depending on its severity, symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Loss of consciousness (for a few moments, minutes, or hours) or a coma
- Persistent state of being dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Convulsions or seizures
- Fluid draining from nose or ears
- Headache or headache that worsens
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Dilated pupils
- Problems with speech or slurred speech
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance and/or coordination
- Weakness or numbness
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Changes in the ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Cognitive or mental symptoms
- Profound confusion
- Personality changes
- Agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
Every patient is unique. Not everyone has the same symptoms, and the symptoms may present differently in different people.
It is important to have any symptoms of brain injury evaluated right away by an appropriate healthcare provider that is versed in diagnosing and treating brain injuries. The Simon Law Firm can help you navigate this road. Children may not be able to communicate symptoms of brain injury; therefore, even if you think you and your child did not sustain any injuries following an accident, you should still see a physician as soon as possible to make sure.
What Is the Treatment for TBIs?
While there is little that can be done to actually reverse the initial damage, there are steps that can be taken to stabilize the patient and prevent future injury. This means medical attention will focus on ensuring the patient receives oxygen, maintains blood flow, and controls blood pressure. The patient may undergo further diagnosis using x-rays and CT scans. Due to the irreversible nature of many TBIs, treatment focuses on rehabilitation.
What is the Prognosis for TBI Victims?
Per The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately half of patients who suffer from a severe head injury, such as a TBI, will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas or contusions. It is likely that patients will suffer from long-term disabilities following the injury—problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning, as well as issues with sensory processing, communication, or behavioral health.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at The Simon Law Firm
If you or someone you love has sustained a TBI, schedule a free consultation with our St. Louis personal injury attorneys today. We will help simplify the process and give you the personalized support you deserve. Simply call 314-241-2929 or fill out our online contact form.