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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are different from all other types of injuries. Your brain is the center of all of your thoughts and actions – and even a mild concussion can leave you with serious injuries, side-effects, and long-term health issues that affect all aspects of your life. A catastrophic brain injury, on the other hand, can leave you or a loved one paralyzed, can result in a coma, or can result in death.
At Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the devastation and struggle that can come in the wake of a serious head injury. Our experienced and knowledgeable Louisville brain injury lawyer also understands that TBIs often require long-term medical attention and extended recovery times. In addition to rehabilitation and medication. We want to make certain that you have the financial support that you need and deserve, from the parties that were responsible for your accident and injury.
To learn more about your case, or to ask a Louisville brain injury attorney your legal questions, please request a free and confidential consultation with Seth Gladstein today.
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Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are most often caused by blunt force trauma to the head: The head making contact with an object (such as the ground), an object coming into contact with the head (such as a falling object), or when the head is caught between two objects. In rarer cases, a brain injury may be caused by a nearby explosion. As a proven and winning Louisville brain injury lawyer Mr. Gladstein understands and knows about these causes.
The most common types of head injuries are the result of:
It is important to seek immediate medical assistance after sustaining a head injury, even if you did not lose consciousness during the accident. Getting a head injury diagnosis can rule out potentially fatal conditions (such as bleeding on the brain), as well as jumpstart your recovery.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- The mildest form of brain injury is a concussion, which is a blow to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
- Another more mild form of head injury is a brain contusion, which consists of bruising or bleeding in the brain.
- A skull fracture, brain bleeding, or swelling occurs in more serious TBIs, usually as a result of a car accident or another significant force.
- A diffuse axonal brain injury is caused by repeated shaking, such as seen in shaken baby syndrome. These brain injuries may also be seen in instances of elder abuse.
- A penetrating brain injury involves an object penetrating the skull and brain. These injuries may be seen in a car accident, an on-the-job accident, or an assault with a weapon.
- An anoxic brain injury takes place when not enough oxygen gets to the brain, causing widespread brain damage, and possibly death. These injuries are often associated with water accidents, medical errors, or birth injuries.
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Symptoms of a Brain Injury
The victims of brain injury can experience a variety of symptoms, depending on the severity of the injury. These symptoms are only an indication of the extent of damage that has occurred. Only a qualified physician can determine the severity of the injuries. Common brain injury symptoms include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory problems – both short- and long-term
- Speech difficulties
- Difficulty concentrating and paying attention
- Sensory or motor problems
The Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Many people do not know that it can take up to a year to fully heal from a concussion – and that during that healing period, patients may have difficulty working, caring for themselves, or enjoying a normal quality of life. For those with more serious brain injuries, recovery may involve a slow process of learning how to walk, talk, and feed themselves all over again. All in all, many serious TBI injuries lead to six-figure hospital stays, long-term recovery, rehabilitation, and permanent disabilities that require significant living modifications. TBIs can also lead to mental and physical disabilities that prevent accident survivors from returning to their jobs or their previous earning potential.
Negligent failure to diagnose a fatal heart condition.
While being examined at her local emergency room, Mr. Gladstein’s client underwent an electrocardiogram (“EKG”), which showed a second-degree heart block. Heart block is a problem with the heart’s electrical system and is potentially fatal. The ER physicians either misinterpreted the EKG or ignored the condition, as they failed to call for a cardiology consult before discharging the client. The client returned to the same ER approximately 15 hours later and underwent a second EKG. That test showed the client’s heart block had worsened. Again, however, the attending ER physician failed to order a cardiology consult or placed an external pacemaker on the client. As a result, the client suffered a heart attack, which left her with severe brain damage. Several days after suffering the heart attack, the client passed away.
Speak With A Louisville Brain Injury Attorney Today
It is stressful enough to live with the consequences of a brain injury after an accident. It can be painful, overwhelming, and isolating. You need to get the compensation that you deserve in order for you to pay your medical bills, support your family, and restore your life. If you believe that your brain injury was due to the negligence of someone else, you may wish to speak with a Louisville brain injury attorney about your potential case today.
We advise that you take advantage of our free evaluation, where experienced Louisville brain injury lawyer Seth Gladstein will review your claims and let you know if you may qualify for compensation.
We also represent clients with other types of cases involving:
Call our firm today or fill out our online contact form. Let Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC help you through this difficult time.