A traumatic brain injury is both serious, and possibly life altering. Often times, It’s not just the victim who suffers – the family is also directly affected as well. It can be a scary and frightening experience for all of those involved. Even just the process of diagnosing a (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury can be long and arduous. Learning how the system works and what is involved in the process to get a diagnosis can be daunting. The medical process can seem like an endless maze. Getting help is not an easy thing. Next, it may be necessary to get involved in a brain injury lawsuit. In that case, you need an expert lawyer for concussion.
It may have started with a fairly simple accident, an everyday happenstance like a car accident or perhaps a slip and fall incident. No matter what caused the accident, whether it’s from an auto accident, a serious fall or perhaps even a sports related injury accident, a concussion can be serious. Brain trauma may not initially be apparent, as it can be difficult to diagnose. As a victim, you may not be aware that an injury has actually occurred. Initially you may think the bump on the head is no big deal, but then things may begin to show up: abnormal reactions or extreme sensitivity – maybe some odd behavior. Fatigue, lack of ability to concentrate, irritability, confusion and disorientation are all common symptoms of a brain concussion.
The swelling of the brain is what can cause these reactions. An early diagnosis is best, but it is often overlooked. Intracranial injuries aren’t always obvious initially. The proper way to reach a correct diagnosis may involve a CAT Scan and/or an MRI. TBI diagnoses can be mild, such as a slight concussion. It is extremely important to have a medical exam as soon after the initial incident as possible.
The effects of a serious brain injury can include fatal injuries, sadly. Children and young people are most at risk of severe and debilitating injuries as a result. Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral issues all may be affected. While complete recovery is often the case, it isn’t always so. Life long issues may involve a permanent disability. This is where an experienced lawyer for concussion can be invaluable to you. Concussion lawyers are experts in assessing your needs, both current and ongoing.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury that was caused in part by someone’s negligence, you need representation by an experienced attorney like Jeff Dawson. With his many years of experience, the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Dawson will be important in helping you to find your way through the complex and challenging situation of learning to cope with a serious brain injury. Jeff and his team are among the top concussion lawyers. Call today for a free initial consultation to discuss your brain injury lawsuit.
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