Was Your Brain Injury The Result of Someone Else’s Negligence?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, a traumatic brain injury can be the result of many types of accidents or other mishaps, such as a gunshot to the head. Some examples of incidents that cause this injury include a blow to the head from a heavy object, a fall down incident or a car accident. Unfortunately, an acquired brain injury may occur during childbirth. In some cases, a newborn may have a stroke right after birth. In others, the child may suffer from loss of oxygen to the brain. This can represent a lifetime of serious issues.
It is crucial to seek competent medical assistance for any type of brain injury. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, brain injuries can range from minor to severe. Some people will even die from traumatic brain injuries. It is critical to know the warning signs. If your loved one falls and hits their head, it is important to seek medical attention. Any loss of consciousness is an area of concern, as are sudden onsets of vomiting episodes. Even what appears to be a minor concussion is something that needs expert intervention.
Since a brain injury can require substantial attention, there is a great chance that medical bills will quickly acquire. It is important to consider the circumstances that caused the injury. If the injury was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is essential to discuss the matter with a personal injury attorney. Often, people with traumatic brain injuries suffer personality changes, emotional distress and even loss of senses. Many lose their jobs and are frightened by what appears to be a dubious future.
The same is true for children who suffer brain injuries at birth. Although not every instance of newborn brain injury is due to malpractice, some can be attributed to it. For example, there may have been a problem with the fetal monitoring equipment. An attorney with substantial personal injury experience will not only secure the medical records, but also retain expert opinion.
The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling traumatic brain injury cases for over two decades. Please contact us to discuss the circumstances of your case. We can assist you in determining if you are eligible to recover money for your injuries.