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A Serious Brain Injury Requires A Brain Injury Attorney With The Experience And Reputation You Can Count On!
Each year it is estimated that 1.7 million individuals suffer from traumatic brain injury. It accounts for thirty percent of the total number of deaths caused by injury annually. Traumatic brain injuries are also termed intracranial injuries because they involve significant fluctuations in cerebral fluid and internal skull pressure.
Brain functions can be impaired due to external forces such as acceleration, deceleration, sudden impact, penetration of a projectile or blast waves. Sometimes the damage to the brain cannot immediately be fully assessed due to lack of diagnostic equipment or simply because the full effects and symptoms occur in an insidious manner and take time to fully manifest.
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One who experiences these symptoms but has also experienced worsening headaches, feels nauseous, has an increased loss of coordination and becomes easily restless may be dealing with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In the most severe cases one may have issues waking from sleep, seizures, numbness in the limbs, dilated pupils, extreme confusion and trouble speaking clearly.
These problems may be temporary, but if the injury is serious enough it may result in long-term disabilities. Processing speed and inability to judge social situations may inhibit the individual from living a normal life especially in areas such as the pursuit of a career or even driving a car. There is hope for some injuries in the area of rehabilitation, but this can cost time and money. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please do not wait to contact our firm so that you may obtain optimal financial compensation for your loss, suffering and medical bills.
Understanding the Severity
There are varying degrees of seriousness when looking at brain injuries depending on different factors. The severity of injury depends on the portion of the brain that was affected and whether or not there was a loss of consciousness.
When experiencing a minor injury, the symptoms may often include:
- Lack of concentration and attention span
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Blurred vision and strained eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Strange or unpleasant sense of taste
- Mood swings or attitude changes
- Inability to sleep or abnormal sleep patterns
- Problems remembering
Most Common Causes
With millions of auto accidents every year on American highways, it is no surprise that vehicular incidents, after slips and falls, are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury. The tremendous forces unleashed when two vehicles collide, can cause the drivers’ heads to strike any number of hard surfaces including the steering wheel or the window. Even impacting the airbag can cause damage. For pedestrians or bicyclists, their unprotected bodies hardly stand a chance against a car or commercial truck weighing thousands of pounds. The driver at fault may permanently damage the victim’s spine and brain, even at low impact speeds.
Unfortunately, brain trauma or oxygen deprivation can also occur during childbirth, sometimes as a direct result of negligence on the part of medical staff. Lack of oxygen or a major decrease in the child’s blood flow to the brain can cause hemorrhage within the internal tissue. Continued lack of oxygen to the brain may result in learning disabilities for the child and decreased motor skills. In severe cases, even death may result.
Attorney Edward Lutz has experience in handling claims against medical professionals in this area. Achieving one of the highest amounts of financial compensation in his time as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Lutz represented a case involving brain damage from birth trauma, resulting in a $26,345,000 structured settlement.
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