Brain damage can be caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), chemical exposure and birth injuries. Regardless of the cause, brain injury victims and their families often find that their lives are irreversibly altered after the injury. Family life may revolve around medical care or adjusting to living with a person whose personality has changed.
We understand that this is a difficult time. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., represents brain injury victims and their families. For nearly 50 years, our firm has been helping people recover damages for injuries caused by another’s negligence. Our attorneys work with medical experts, life-care planners and economists to build convincing cases and tell our clients’ stories.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.Symptoms and Consequences of TBI
Trauma caused by a physical blow to the head or a penetrating head injury may disrupt the brain’s normal function. A blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth can bounce the brain off the skull, resulting in a brain injury. TBI is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may not present themselves until weeks or months after the trauma that caused the injury. Diagnostic tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CAT scans and electroencephalograms (EEG) can be helpful in diagnosing brain injuries. However, a person can have normal test results and may still have suffered a significant and permanent TBI.
A TBI may be classified as mild, moderate or severe depending on the severity of neurological disruption or damage to the brain.
A mild TBI can have a serious impact on a person’s life. Even if the person retains most physical and cognitive abilities, he or she may suffer from mood disorders and personality changes. Additional symptoms may include headaches, confusion, lightheadedness or dizziness, vision problems, ringing in the ears, sleeping too much or too little and fatigue.
Symptoms of moderate TBI can include nausea, fatigue, memory loss, dizziness, convulsions, seizures, persistent headaches, vision problems and loss of consciousness. A moderate TBI may also result in mood disorders or personality changes.
Severe TBI can cause the symptoms of moderate TBI as well as impaired motor skill function and speech. In catastrophic cases, a severe TBI may result in trouble breathing, unconsciousness, a vegetative state, coma or wrongful death.
TBI victims often require long-term medical care. Treatment may include rehabilitative therapy and care from speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and neurologists.What a Brain Bleed Looks Like
The below photos are what a brain bleed actually looks like on a CT Scan. The part of the brain that shows up white on the scan is, in fact, blood. Such injuries are extremely dangerous and can lead to a lawsuit if they were suffered due to another individual or entity's negligence:
Lack of proper medical care during pregnancy or a birth injury may result in brain damage to the infant. Cerebral palsy and intraventricular hemorrhage are serious brain injuries that are often caused by problems during pregnancy or birth.
We can seek the compensation your family needs to pay for TBI and birth injury brain damage. Please call 212.406.1700 today.