Brain Injury Lawyers
Cases involving brain injury, also known at traumatic brain injury or TBI, can present special issues. Brain injuries are often long lasting or permanent, and persons suffering from brain injury or traumatic brain injury may require special medical treatment. Significant brain injury may occur from what is known as a closed head injury, even where there is no fracture or piercing of the skull. A sudden blow or blows to the head may cause the brain to strike the inside of the skull, with resulting injury to the brain itself. Persons suffering traumatic brain injury may be affected in their cognitive abilities and some persons who have suffered brain injury have been known to suffer a change in personality.
Obviously, a serious brain injury can adversely affect a person in his or her ability to work or engage in their occupation, in interpersonal relationships with family, friends and co-workers, and in the very ability to enjoy life. Medical treatment for persons who have suffered brain injury may include physicians in certain specialized fields of medicine, such as neurosurgery, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Diagnostic testing for brain injury may include special high resolution and 3-D MRI as well as PET scans. In addition, it is not unusual for persons who have suffered brain injury to develop related problems with psychiatric or mental disorders, such as depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and the like.
Contact our Brain Injury Lawyers
We have handled many cases involving traumatic brain injury and are familiar with the issues presented by such cases. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, please contact us for a private consultation so that we can evaluate your claim and assist you in trying to obtain a full and fair recovery.