Traumatic Brain Injuries
You or your loved one may have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) if you have experienced a brain damage from a blow or jolt to the head, or a penetration of the brain, which disrupts brain function.
A brain injury or brain damage may be mild, moderate, or severe. It can affect thinking, language, emotions, memory, behavior, balance, and walking. It can cause depression, either directly (organic) or as a result of living with the symptoms of the injury (reactive). Even so-called “mild” brain damage can be permanent and life-altering. New technologies such as DTI, Diffuse Tensor Imaging , allow physicians to detect and treat many patients which would have been difficult to accurately diagnose. This technology also allows attorneys to prove traumatic brain injuries have happened.
Traumatic brain injuries or brain damage are suffered by more than 1 million people in the United States each year.
Leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls and automobile/motorcycle accidents. It is important for you to know that certain symptoms may arise as time passes. There is also potential increased risk for other brain disorders which can develop with age, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Even if Traumatic Brain Injuries are permanent, there may be “cognitive therapies” that can help victims learn to cope better with daily life.
Serving New York, Boston, and surrounding areas, attorney Scott Charnas can help guide you and your family through this difficult time. He has experience in putting together a team of experts who can help fully analyze the physical, emotional and economic cost of traumatic brain injuries. Schedule your free consultation to discuss the details of your case.