Traumatic Brain Injury Legal Support
Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries to sustain. Brain injuries can cause developmental delays in children. In all patients, they can cause pain, personality changes, confusion, memory loss and other difficult symptoms. Some patients with severe damage lose the ability to see, communicate or complete even the most basic of tasks.
How Brain Injuries Happen
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by impact, shaking or puncture injuries. When a person is shaken violently, or the head impacts with a hard surface, the soft tissue of the brain is thrown violently against the inside of the skull. This impact can cause bleeding, bruising, swelling and other trauma to the brain, possibly leading to serious injury to the brain’s delicate tissues.
Puncture or penetration injuries happen when an object — such as a metal spike or bullet — penetrates the skull and enters the soft tissue of the brain, causing serious injury. In addition to complications, it is not uncommon for these injuries to prove fatal.
In addition to TBIs, there are also brain injuries caused by other damage, most often by a lack of oxygen supply to the brain. When the brain cannot get enough oxygen, tissue and cells inside the brain start to die, causing permanent injury. Drugs, birth injuries and medical errors can cause this type of brain trauma.
There are many ways that brain damage can occur. Common causes include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Near-drowning incidents
- Firearm injuries
- Anesthesia and surgery errors
- Workplace injuries
- Misdiagnosis of strokes and aneurysms
- Abuse (including child abuse)
Pursuing Compensation After a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be very expensive to treat. Even a simple concussion from which a patient is expected to heal fully can mean visits to specialists, MRIs and lost work time. Someone with even a mild brain injury is also at risk of a more serious injury. A second injury that occurs before the first one has healed can lead to severe and potentially fatal damage.
It is possible in some cases to pursue compensation after suffering a brain injury. Brain damage lawyers at the New Orleans-based Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm have worked with many plaintiffs who have successfully secured a settlement or court win for their injuries.
If your brain injury was caused by negligence or recklessness, our brain injury lawyer at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm in Louisiana may be able to file a legal claim on your behalf. If your injury is serious, let our Louisiana brain injury attorney advise you about the benefits and compensation possible in your case.
By pursuing claims, our clients have been able to recover money to pay for their medical bills, lost time at work and more. Our New Orleans brain injury attorneys can offer legal advice and representation in your case. There is no reason to go through the process alone. To talk to our Louisiana brain injury lawyer, contact Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm for a free consultation.