A brain injury is not something many people put much thought into until it happens to them or a loved one. If you ever need a Bethlehem brain injury attorney, you can contact us to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and knowledgeable team is ready to get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. We understand that the effects of a brain injury can be devastating and long-lasting and that you should not have to worry about finances if someone else caused your injury.
Understanding these injuries
One of the least understood areas of our bodies is the brain. When a person sustains a brain injury, it is often hard to predict what the outcome will be, and only time is the true way to understand the effects fully. We know that there are more than 5.3 million people in the US living with disabilities caused by brain injuries. More than 50,000 people die each year due to these injuries.
The effects of brain injuries vary widely and can be temporary or permanent. They include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties speaking
- Cognitive impairment
- Emotional or psychological problems
- Depressions and anxiety
- Loss of bodily function
- Organ failure
How do these injuries occur?
There are many ways in which traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur. Any time someone receives a blow to the head, there is a chance they can be harmed.
- vehicle accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- falls and falling objects
- and other types of violence
In many cases, these injuries are caused due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional:
- Surgical mistakes
- Healthcare-acquired infections
- A lack of oxygen to the brain
- Birth injuries
- Medication mistakes
We know that you have heard of concussions, but did you know that they are also considered brain injuries? A concussion is a mild TBI, but it can become a major injury. If a person sustains a concussion that goes undiagnosed, they could be allowed to return to activity and sustain another blow to the head.
- The effects of concussions are cumulative. Suffering from a second concussion before fully healed from the first can result in long-term damage.
There are around 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the United States, and they primarily occur in youth. Coaches need to follow proper concussion protocols for all blows to the head.
Our team is ready to help
We never know when the careless or negligent actions of another person will cause us harm. However, if you have suffered from a brain injury caused by someone else, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are here to help.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands these cases and is ready to get to work on securing compensation for the following:
- Compensation for your medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party