There are some things in life we never expect to happen. Brain injuries are unimaginable for most people, and they can have devastating consequences. If you ever need a brain injury lawyer, please call us today.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our team will be dedicated to helping you through this. We will get to the bottom of what happened and work to secure the compensation you need. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, so let us get to work today.
Understanding brain injuries
It can get confusing when we talk about brain injuries. That is because there is such a wide spectrum of severity for these, but they are all linked together because of how they can affect us. In this country, there are more than 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by brain injuries. Some of the main causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are:
- vehicle accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- falls and falling objects
- and other types of violence
We also know that mistakes made by medical professionals can cause serious brain injuries. These mistakes can include:
- Surgical errors
- Healthcare-acquired infections
- A lack of oxygen to the brain
- Birth injuries
- Medication mistakes
The effects of brain injuries can be temporary or permanent. They often include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties speaking
- Cognitive impairment
- Loss of bodily function
- Organ failure
- Emotional or psychological problems
- Depressions and anxiety
Those who suffer from brain injuries are sometimes unable to return to work or enjoy the lifestyle they were accustomed to. In many cases, a brain injury victim will need long-term care, either in their home or in a skilled living facility.
What about concussions?
There are approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the United States, and a majority of those happen to kids and teens who play contact sports. Concussions are considered mild TBIs, but that can be misleading because a mild concussion can turn into a major TBI.
If these injuries are not properly diagnosed and treated, a person can suffer a subsequent blow to the head before they are healed. This can lead to a cumulative effect that can cause further injuries. People can sustain permanent brain damage due to concussions. It is vital that coaches treat all head injuries seriously.
It is time to take charge
If you or someone you love has suffered from a brain injury that was caused by the reckless or careless actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to get to work on your behalf, starting with an investigation of the incident. We will work to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible