Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is not rare and is in fact the most common cause of death and disability in young people. It is something that should always be considered when an injured adult or child complains of head trauma or associated symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to moderate or severe.
You may be experiencing a mild TBI if you are suffering from short-term memory loss or have difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can make it difficult to work, enjoy daily life and can be particularly hard on family members who struggle to understand why you “look fine” but can’t remember to pick up the kids from school. If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from even a mild TBI, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately so that a proper diagnosis and remedial medical treatment can be performed as soon as possible.
If you are suffering from a more severe form of TBI (moderate or severe), you may be lethargic, have slurred or incomprehensible speech or even be unconscious. It is unlikely that properly trained medical staff will miss diagnosing moderate or severe TBI symptoms, but that does not mean that the individual will receive all the proper care and treatment needed to maximize recovery and avoid secondary or long-term injury.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered any type of traumatic brain injury, it is imperative to seek medical care immediately. If you should then choose to consult with an attorney, please employ a law firm that is familiar with these types of injuries. We believe having a familiarity with the latest traumatic brain injury research, technology and treatment is necessary in order to properly advocate on your behalf.
Whether caused by falling objects, negligent property maintenance or the failure to provide adequate security in and around a place of business, brain injuries are frequently preventable injuries.
Injuries that occur on the job or while working offsite can pose unique legal challenges, as well as potential retaliation from an employer. If you are unsure of your rights, please call us.
Over one in ten traumatic brain injuries comes from assault. Victims should not rely solely upon the criminal justice system to determine whether assets are available to compensate them.