Recent studies have shown that any form of trauma to the head can result in an injury and many traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed because patients may not show symptoms until the damage is more pronounced. The Chicago brain injury lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers appreciate the impact brain trauma has on an individual and their family and strongly advise diagnostic testing following any injury to rule out the possibility of a TBI due to the catastrophic nature of some of the conditions associated with these injuries. If you have suffered a brain injury in an accident , you are entitled to receive compensation to address the cost of your medical care, lost opportunities and pain and suffering.
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Long before studies revealed the potential long term effects of sudden trauma or repetitive blows to the head, many brain injuries went unnoticed and left untreated only for the victims to suffer complications much later. The most minor of these injuries is a concussion, but a blow to the head can also result in micro tears within the brain, swelling and internal bleeding— all of which can cause permanent brain damage. If you’ve been in any type of accident, our Chicago traumatic brain injury lawyers suggest that you have yourself tested for a TBI.
The most common personal injury accidents associated with brain injury are the following.
- Car and truck accidents. Even if everyone seems to be unharmed and feeling fine following an accident, it is possible to have sustained an injury to the brain. The force within the skull of having the head thrown forward and then snapped back is sufficient to cause swelling or tears and many victims don’t display symptoms of an injury until weeks or months have passed.
- Cycling crashes. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are at a heightened risk of head trauma in a collision—even while wearing helmets.
- Injuries during birth. The process of delivering a child can be stressful and violent as the child is forced from the mother’s womb into the world. It is important that doctors and attending staff are vigilant in monitoring the child’s vital signs for symptoms of fetal distress, and the use of devices to assist with delivery may cause trauma to the head if not used properly.
- Slip, trip and fall events. If you strike your head on the way to the ground or when landing following a fall, it is possible to suffer a TBI. We cannot stress how important it is to check yourself out, even if you don’t feel you’ve been injured.
- Medical malpractice. During certain surgical procedures where the patient is positioned face down, it is possible for circulation to the brain to be cut off for an extended period of time. It is the responsibility of the attending staff to monitor blood oxygen levels and to ensure that the patient’s heart and brain are receiving an adequate supply of oxygen to prevent damage to either vital organ.
As mentioned previously, the symptoms of a brain injury may not be apparent immediately following an accident or blow to the head. Over time, you or a loved one may show symptoms of a neurological disorder which may include sudden changes in behavior and mood, inability to focus, loss of memory, sudden changes in vision and difficulty speaking or communicating. Children suffering from TBIs may display impaired development and fall behind their peers. Taking care of a loved one with a neurological condition can be stressful and expensive, which is why it is important to identify the cause of the injury and seek fair compensation from whoever is at fault.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of families by helping them receive the medical care and emotional support their loved ones require following a traumatic injury to the head while seeking maximum compensation under Illinois law to cover the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, physical and emotional suffering and out of pocket expenses related to their conditions. Our access to social workers and medical experts allows us not only to build a strong case on your behalf, but to connect you to the resources you need to cope and live with you or your loved one’s injuries.
Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable Chicago brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Our consultations are free and we only receive a fee for our services if we secure damages on your behalf.