Understanding Brain Damage
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Brain damage may be related to a number of different accidents or other incidents that relate to personal injury. Medical malpractice, a motor vehicle accident, or even an attack may all cause serious brain injury that results in the victim facing a diminished quality of life and extensive medical costs. Our brain damage attorney at Pacific Attorney Group can offer you the legal counsel you deserve in these situations, allowing you the valuable opportunity to take legal action against whatever person or company may be responsible for your injuries.
Our firm may be able to help if you have a claim involving the following:
Acquired Brain Injury
In most cases, an injury to the brain will occur after birth. This can be anything from a concussion gained in a car crash to an injury sustained from a stroke. Acquired brain injuries are traumatic and can forever alter the life of the victim and is therefore crucial for the victim to seek just and sizeable compensation.
Congenital Brain Injury
Should the pregnancy or birthing process not go as planned, the child can sustain what is known as a congenital brain injury. This can be anything from exposure to toxins, genetic defects or lack of oxygen (which can be caused by thinks like the umbilical cord around the neck) and can be caused by medical malpractice.
Closed Head Injury
When an injury is caused that does not pierce the skull, it is known as a closed head injury. This normally occurs from a blunt blow to the head, such as the trauma that can happen during a car crash or during an assault. This can lead to bleeding, bruising and swelling of the brain.
Open Head Injury
One of the most severe forms of brain damage occurs when an object actually pierces through the skull. The open wound that results from this type of injury is severe and can cause ongoing pain and suffering for the victim. Bleeding out and infections are a very real reality for these types of injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury
When trauma occurs to the head, often the victim will suffer from what is known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a diffuse axonal injury. Symptoms for this include lack of consciousness, dizziness, lethargy and victims can even fall into a vegetative state. Currently there are no treatments to reverse the damage.
If you have suffered from any of the above types of brain damage, then we encourage you to pick up the phone and get the involvement of a member of our firm. During a free case review, you can learn more about your unique case and whether you may be able to take action. You can also find out exactly what an attorney can do to help you.
Brain Damage and Personal Injury Claims in California
Brain damage may be related to personal injury claims, when the injury suffered is to the brain or head. A person’s negligence in any way may lead to brain damage, including in situations where a person may cause an accident that results in physical trauma to the head, as well as situations where a doctor incorrectly diagnoses or treats a brain injury, or where medical malpractice leads to a birth injury that causes brain damage. In any of these situations, the victim or victim’s family may be able to take legal action against the person who caused the accident or the medical professional who overlooked a critical medical condition and failed to provide proper treatment.
To learn more, contact an LA brain damage attorney today.
Acquired Brain Injury
Understanding Acquired Brain Injuries and Your Legal Rights
An acquired brain injury is defined as an injury to the brain that is sustained after birth. There may be many different causes of acquired brain injuries, including physical trauma from an attack, slip and fall accident or auto accident, as well as non-traumatic injury resulting from a stroke, drowning, brain tumor, poisoning, infection, lack of oxygen to the brain, or substance abuse. Depending on the severity of the injury and degree of brain damage, a person who has sustained an acquired brain injury may suffer from number of serious side effects, affecting every single part of his or her life.
Has a loved one suffered brain injury in an accident of any kind or as a result of negligence? The brain injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group handle all types of personal injury claims involving acquired brain injuries, including open head and closed head injury as well as traumatic brain injuries. An experienced brain injury attorney at our firm may be able to help you whether your case involves a relatively minor injury such as a concussion, all the way to a wrongful death claim.
Closed Head Injuries
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An acquired brain injury may either be classified as a closed head injury or open head injury, depending on whether the skull is penetrated. A blow to the head or a sudden and violent motion that causes the brain to collide with the skull may cause a closed head injury. Although the brain is not penetrated due to closed head injury, the extent of damage to the brain may still be extremely severe. A closed head injury may lead to bruising, swelling or bleeding of the brain, leading to a concussion, coma, or even death.
Causes and Consequences of a Closed Head Injury
Closed head injury may be caused by an auto accident, fall, sports injury, or an attack or assault. Depending on the severity of brain injury, a victim may suffer from loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, speech and language problems, cognitive difficulties, loss of motor skills or control of bodily functions, memory loss, and convulsions. The outcome of an injury of this kind will vary greatly from person to person. In some cases, a full recovery may be expected in a few days or weeks, but in other situations damage will be irreparable.
Have you or a loved one suffered a closed head injury? If this occurred as the result of an auto accident, slip and fall, or any other circumstance related to another person’s recklessness, negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help you. At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent clients throughout the LA area with claims of this kind, and we offer a free initial consultation.
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A concussion is a type of acquired brain injury that occurs when the dead or body sustains a sudden impact. If the impact is forceful enough, the brain will actually shake or shift inside the skull, resulting in it being temporarily prevented from working properly. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person who has suffered a concussion may be able to heal fully by resting for a few hours, days or weeks. However, in some cases a concussion will be so severe that it may lead to permanent brain damage or even death if untreated.
What causes a concussion?
There are many different causes of concussions. All have in common a sudden and forceful impact. The brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and then protected by your skull. Normally, the spinal fluid surrounding the brain acts similarly to a cushion, protecting it from impact and injury against the skull. However, when the head or body sustains a sudden impact, this can send the brain crashing into the skull, causing injury. The most common causes of concussions include motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults and attacks, workplace accidents, and bicycle accidents.
Open Head Injuries
Legal Counsel for Head Trauma Victims in California
An open head injury is a serious form of acquired brain injury that is caused by force or trauma to the head that actually fractures the skull and causes damage to brain tissue or the surrounding membranes. Open head injury is an extremely serious type of brain injury to sustain, and medical care must be sought immediately for treatment – especially if symptoms become evident.
As the victim will suffer from an open wound, it is particularly crucial to take immediate action in order to avoid the victim bleeding out or the wound becoming infected. If you or someone you love suffered open head injury in an accident of any kind or as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may have the right to legal action. Contacting an attorney is the first step to finding out what you can do at this point.
Take Action with a Head Injury Attorney California
An open head traumatic brain injury may be caused by assault with a firearm, blunt force trauma, a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or a sporting accident. Virtually any incident that involves direct and forceful impact with the skull may cause an open head injury to occur. In cases where another person was responsible for an open head injury, a victim can take legal action to seek financial damages.
By working with an attorney and filing a personal injury claim in civil court, the victim can seek compensation for medical care, emotional trauma, and the many other damages or losses associated with a catastrophic injury of this kind. Your initial consultation with aN injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group is free. Please do not hesitate to call us or contact us online to get more information about your particular case and your legal options.