Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Head Injury
An estimated 1.4 million Americans suffer from brain injury each year, oftentimes due to physical trauma to the head. Brain injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage that can ultimately result in death or permanent disability.
If you or someone you know has suffered from brain damage, our personal injury attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York can help determine whether you have grounds to file suit.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury consists of physical trauma to the head that results in brain damage.
It is important for a person who may be experiencing traumatic brain injury to seek treatment as soon as possible. Though the symptoms may not be obvious at first, the longer a person waits to seek treatment, the more difficult it may be to recover from the traumatic brain injury.
Other Causes of Brain Damage
Brain injuries often go undiagnosed because the symptoms may not become obvious until days or weeks after the incident.
Brain Injury Symptoms might include:
- Headache (perpetual)
- Trouble with memory
- Heightened sensitivity to light and sound
- Slow speech
- Slow thought processes
- Depression or Anxiety
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Lack of energy
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of coordination
The Effects of Brain Damage
The effects of brain damage can leave the patient in need of help performing normal daily activities, increase the patient’s risk of developing certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and lead to severe brain disorders. Treatments for brain injuries range from prescribed medications to neuropsychological rehabilitation, surgery, psychotherapy, and deep brain stimulation, but the effects of brain damage are often permanent.
Our Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
The medical expenses, professional care, and pain and suffering caused by a brain injury can be extremely tough to deal with. Let the personal injury lawyers at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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