Traumatic Brain Injuries are serious injuries that require focused legal and medical attention. About 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. These traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe.
If you or someone you know has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, whether at work or otherwise, call Cardamone Law at (215) 206-9068 for immediate legal guidance with no out of pocket costs. Let’s discuss Traumatic Brain Injury to help you get a better understanding.
Many people, including attorneys and believe it or not, doctors, don’t fully understand traumatic brain injury. Many of the symptoms are “subjective” leading to insurance company doctors and sometimes neurologists claiming the TBI victim is “recovered”. This can present a dangerous situation where victims aren’t getting the ongoing care they need. Yes, TBI can largely result in “subjective” symptoms but they need to be addressed. Neuropsychological testing is critical to documenting the constellation of symptoms and this testing gives the objectivity needed in a court setting. This testing can last up to two days and while it may not necessarily speak to causation (ie, what caused the limitatations), it will often verify in an objective way the limitations experienced by the victim.
Some common symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury include headaches, confusion, nausea, or vomiting, memory problems, hypersensitivity to lights and noise, etc. Having represented many TBI victims, the one that stands out the most is headaches. Our brain is who we are and how we function. Suffering from headaches on a constant basis can absolutely stop someone in their tracks. And a doctor or lay person cannot “see” a headache. It won’t show up on a scan. This can be overwhelmingly frustrating for someone suffering from chronic symptoms as other people may become cynical. Co-workers, family, or friends may look at a TBI victim and think, “They look fine- they got dressed and look nice and they can speak and respond so what’s the problem?” But the victim of TBI frequently has many horrendous symptoms that cause frustration and depression- not thinking clearly, headaches, confusion, less stamina, and other problems that won’t be obvious to others right away.
Recovery from brain injury can span days to years. There isn’t much that can be done from a medical standpoint to reverse the initial brain damage, but getting treatment quickly can help stabilize the TBI victim and prevent further damage.
Philadelphia , PA Trial Lawyers Cardamone Law has tremendous experience helping victims of Traumatic Brain Injury. We will guide you with getting the right medical treatment from the right doctors, to filing the legal documents, to helping you with keeping a journal of your every day symptoms.
Brain injuries can be life changing. It can happen in an instant- such as when tools at a construction site fall from scaffolding, or when a wheelchair tips over, or when someone is thrown from a vehicle, a slip and fall, or from a physical altercation. These are just some examples.
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