Have You Suffered From a Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is defined by the CDC as a disruption to the normal function of the brain cause by either a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. Each year approximately 2.5 million people are treated or hospitalized for a TBI throughout the United States.
The Attorney Injury Group takes Boston brain injury cases very seriously because we know these losses are devastating. We also know these types of cases, though common, are too often misunderstood. For example, previous schools of thought were that could not have suffered a serious brain injury if he or she did not lose consciousness or if the CT Scan or MRI returned normal results. We know now that’s not true. However, objectifying the brain injury for purposes of collecting compensation is critical.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused from a jolt, blow or bump to the head, or else a head penetration injury, negatively affecting normal brain functions.
The most common causes of a TBI include:
- Falls (40.5 percent)
- Struck by/against (15.5 percent)
- Motor Vehicle Accident (14.3 percent)
- Assaults (10.7 percent)
- Other/Unknown (19 percent)
These accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. They range from minor to severe depending on the cause of the accident and the extent of damage. It is never good to wait until it is too late to get help.
Mild cases include concussions and are seen a lot in sports related accidents. Patients experience a brief loss of consciousness, headache or a change in mental status. In more severe cases, there is a possibility a patient can remain unconsciousness for longer periods of time, suffer memory loss, behavioral changes and permanent disability.
Mild traumatic brain injury of “concussions” include symptoms such as:
- Difficulty thinking
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Feeling slowed down
- Nausea or vomiting
While, symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury may include:
- Partial or total vision loss
- Decrease or loss of hearing
- Loss or diminished sense of smell and taste
- Problems reading, speaking, writing
- Difficulty understanding spoken words
- Persistent confusion
- Sudden impulsiveness
- Chronic pain
Unfortunately, there are times one can misdiagnose symptoms due to delayed or not immediately apparent reactions thus making it hard to diagnose a TBI. Symptoms vary depending on the person and the type of force and impact sustained.
The Attorney Injury Group will fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffer from a brain injury call the experienced brain injury attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group for help. Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyers, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At the Attorney Injury Group, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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