Traumatic Brain Injury
INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO
Slip and falls often occur due to wet floors, spilled liquids, inadequate or missing entryway mats, and many other hidden hazards you don’t notice until it is too late. Trip and falls happen when unexpected objects or conditions impede your intended direction of travel. People often trip over large cracks in the sidewalk, potholes in crosswalks, unmarked and unexpected steps, and a host of many dangerous conditions that can cause a bad fall. Falls can happen when stairs break or crumble, or when a handrail or other safety device fails and causes a fall rather than preventing one.
A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. Head injuries can be classified and closed or penetrating. In a closed head injury, the head sustains blunt force trauma by striking against an object (such as hitting a windshield in a car accident). It can also occur through injuries such as whiplash. In a penetrating head injury, an object breaks through the skull and enters the brain. Common causes of these types of head injuries include: car accidents, physical assault, falls, etc. Head injuries may cause loss of consciousness, serious bleeding, confusion, sezures, and/or clear drainage from the nose or ears. Some injuries may result in nonreversible or prolonged brain damage.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Malpractice and Brain Injuries
Over 1.4 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries eac year, with more than 50,000 dying as a result. While injuries to the brian frequently occur due to freak accidents that cause a blow to the head, they can also be caused by malpractice of a medical professional.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to provide a patient with the standard level of care. Types of medical malpractice include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- surgical accident
- improper administration of anesthesia
- interrupting blood flow to the brain
- misdiagnosing, or failing to diagnose a condition
Head trauma, brain tumors, aneurysms, and other brain conditions can all lead to a severe brain injury, or even death if left untreated. They can have severe and far-reaching repercussions on many facets of a victims life. Some of the potential damages that can be caused by head injuries include:
- chronic pain
- seizure disorders
- speech impairment
- extensive medical bills
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
How Long is Recovery?
Recovery from a traumatic brain injury may depend on the severity of the injury. Effects may be life-long and very severe, or may go away after a couple months.
How Traumatic Brain Injury Can Affect your Life
A traumatic brain injury can completely and permanently change a person’s life, and even the lives of those around them. If a person has had a traumatic brain injury, they can have long/short term memory loss, headaches, difficulty thinking, and mood swings, and may even need assisted living. With more than two decades of experience, Murphy Law Firm as seen the devastating effects of traumatic brian injuries and debilitating long-term conditions. We provde skilled legal support that focuses on the personal needs of our clients to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Please do not hesitate to call Murphy Law Firm today for more information on how you can receive help.