Traumatic brain injuries can result from many different situations. Accidents are the most common; something as simple as slipping and falling or being involved in a violent auto accident. In babies and children injuries can occur in a numerous ways.Traumatic brain injuries are serious;sadly, they often end in death. If the victim does survive, their life may never be the same. TBI, or traumatic brain injury, affects millions of people each year. The resulting injuries can lead to permanent disabilities and medical care that can result in very expensive health care costs. A brain injury settlement case can end up in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Head injuries can be a common injury for infants. Partly because they are so unsteady in their movements, babies often fall, and falls can lead to a severe injury. As infants need constant supervision, and the head area of an infant is so soft and not fully developed, parents can be extremely worried about head injuries in infants. An injury can result anytime there is significant damage to the brain, skull or scalp. The severity can vary, from just a minor bump on the skull to something with more catastrophic results. Generally, an infant’s skull is tough enough to serve as a natural protective headgear, designed to withstand most of the wear and tear of childhood.
The most common cause of a TBI is from what is known as a slip and fall (35.2%). Whether in the home or perhaps in a park or playing sports, children often fall. these falls can result in serious injuries. The next most common cause of traumatic brain injury is an auto accident. Motor vehicle accidents represent 17.3% of injuries suffered, followed by being struck by or against an object (16.5%) .
Most head injury trauma in the home occurs from a fall with an unattended child. Simply watching the baby more carefully and making sure there is adequate adult supervision will make a big difference. If your baby has suffered some type of real brain trauma, a team of professionals will be needed to determine what the proper steps are for your child. After proper medical consultation, you will most likely need to be in the competent hands of a good personal injury attorney. Your baby may need further diagnosing, testing and possibly years of treatment. This can be costly beyond imagination. Don’t think you have no avenues to explore, you just need an experienced and caring personal injury attorney to guide you.
Contact the law offices of Irvine brain injury attorney Jeff Dawson to discuss your traumatic brain injury settlement case. Both you and your baby will be well taken care of.
Fox News recently showed a piece on the newest fashion trend for babies that those over cautious “helicopter parents” are buying up: safety helmets for perfectly healthy babies with the idea that they will help prevent traumatic brain injuries in infants. How likely is this to help? What are some of the real causes of head injuries in babies? Are we truly protecting against real possibilities, or is this just a new status symbol with no real prevention for those who really aren’t at risk?