Traumatic Brain Injury: Do You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawsuit?
Every year, an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. Either of these traumas can alter the normal functioning of the brain.
Not all TBIs are severe. A severe traumatic brain injury will be an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia following the injury. Mild TBIs involve a short change in mental acuity or consciousness.
The causes of traumatic brain injury are: falls; cars, bicycles, and motorcycle accidents; being struck by an object such as a hockey puck or baseball bat or being struck against something such as a roller coaster ride; or being assaulted.
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries with newborns to toddlers at four years old and adults older than 75. Babies and toddlers are subject to being shaken too much. Males are 1.5 times more likely to suffer from TBI than women.
Living with a traumatic brain injury greatly impacts the injured victim, families and caregivers. The victim can be helpless or distraught. Medical bills become insurmountable. The sheer stress of everyday life can be overwhelming. Sometimes families are so busy coping with the hour-to-hour and day-to-day grind that they forget about seeking legal help because it is just one more thing to do.
Every state has statute of limitations on how long an individual may file a lawsuit. Whatever you do – don’t let that window of opportunity evaporate. All it takes is a few short minutes to answer some questions. Monheit Law will contact you regarding your free legal consultation. Help us to help you during your time of great need. Are you and your family eligible for a traumatic brain injury lawsuit?
Brain Injuries, Closed Head Injury, Symptoms, Side Effects, Rehabilitation
Most traumatic brain injury symptoms appear immediatelyafter a blow to the head although sometimes the symptoms are subtle and easy to miss for both the victim and the caretaker.
For moderate to severe closed head injury, the symptoms and side effects might include:
- Persistent headache
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Pupil dilation
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Increased agitation
Emergency medical personnel can determine the severity of a brain injury by seeing how well an injured person can follow directions to blink his or her eyes or to move their arms and legs as well as how coherent they appear to be. Making the right diagnosis at the right moment is extremely important. Doctor errors, medication mistakes, and hospital negligence may be considered medical malpractice.
Traumatic brain injury problems can come in two stages. First the original impact can bruise portions of the brain or directly sever nerve connections. Secondly, the injury happens when the injury site begins to swell.
Less than half the people who suffer severe traumatic brain injuries need surgery. When surgery is performed, it’s to drain excess fluid caused by the trauma. Swelling is a natural reaction of injured body tissue though medications can decrease the pressure.
People who suffer traumatic brain injuries will need rehabilitation. They will need to relearn basic skills. TBI may cause functional changes affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, behavior, and sensation. The goal is for people with TBI to once again function normally though that is not always possible.
Traumatic brain injury can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Find out what your legal options are regarding a TBI lawsuit.
Do you have a traumatic brain injury lawsuit?
People who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffer extreme hardships such as the ability to earn a living, to think, to communicate with friends and family.
The emotional, physical, and financial hardships affecting the victim and his or her family can fracture many even the best relationships.
Finding the right attorney to handle your TBI lawsuit is of the utmost importance. Your attorney will need to retain medical experts in the field of brain injury and recovery. The right attorney will know how to present the TBI case and all its complexities.
If you decide to retain Monheit Law and Monheit Law decides to be retained, you both enter into a contract stating so. Monheit Law will take your case on a contingency fee basis which means if you don’t win your TBI lawsuit, then Monheit Law doesn’t get paid. Lawsuits must be filed in Pennsylvania.
Please take a few minutes to answer the free consultation so Monheit Law can determine what your legal options are and how we can help you during this critical time.