Brain injuries differ greatly from most severe injuries in that the symptoms can be subtle and sometimes undetectable, even with state-of-the-art imaging equipment. This is probably the most misdiagnosed injury, as victims are often labeled malingerers or fakers. Others are traumatic and life-altering for the victim.
At Brady Law Group, we understand the complex nature of these injuries and how best to approach seeking compensation on behalf of victims. Regardless of how your injury occurred, we start on your case immediately with a team of investigative, medical and forensic experts in order to ensure you are receiving the medical attention you need.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact us today. We will explain all legal options in seeking compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call our San Francisco law offices at 800-881-9011.
We also work with you and your family to help resolve problems related to the side effects of traumatic brain injury and review or, if necessary, set up your case management plan to address all physical, psychological and emotional aspects of your treatment and rehabilitation.
As you deal with the trauma of your accident, we will front all medical costs to ensure that you are provided the highest level of treatment and your medical needs are attended to immediately.
We also make sure that all necessary tests are performed to identify and document the full range of neuropsychological deficits related to a closed head or penetrative injury that results in moderate brain damage or severe loss of cognitive function.
More Information On Brain Injuries
Impacts and trauma to the skull and neck region can cause a serious dermatome, a concussion, swelling and water on the brain, hemorrhage, intracranial pressure, coupled with swelling that can become global hypoxia, anoxic brain injury or hypoxic brain injury. There are many other types of problems such as loss of mental ability, which can interfere with faculty of reason, feelings, thoughts and analysis factors. These types of injuries can lead to a coma, persistent vegetative state or the courthouse steps in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit.
A serious brain injury is a lifelong condition and may require in-home nursing care and expensive medical equipment. Our Oakland personal injury lawyers will make sure you get the medical experts and economic experts you will need to provide an evaluation of your lifetime care plan for things like prescription drugs, doctors, transportation and full-time nursing care, or nursing homes. We employ only the best experts in the field of psychological testing for our Oakland clientele.
TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) are generally classified as “Open Head Injuries” and “Closed Head Injuries.” Open head traumatic brain injuries are always frightening, no matter what causes the injury. The effect on the brain is always chaotic. It is common for cracked pieces of skull to lodge in the brain tissue. Open head traumatic brain injuries are always complex, and you or your loved one may spend the rest of your lives recovering, both mentally and physically.
Closed head traumatic brain injuries can be just as complicated and even more vicious than open head injuries. In some closed head injuries, the brain slams against one side of the skull and then the other. Sacramento doctors report that the most common head injury is a concussion. A concussion is a strong blow to the head from an external force. When a person’s head is whipped around in a violent fashion, a small tearing effect known as “shearing” occurs throughout the brain, causing swelling.
Once injured, the brain tends to swell, eventually putting pressure on the eye sockets and pinching the optic nerve. Once the optic nerve is pinched, eyesight is affected. Portions of the skull can be removed to ease the pressure of the swelling brain.