We could just be carrying our greatest asset around with us at all times – our brains. No one can dispute the brain’s vital role as the body’s control center – and, unfortunately, brain injury can lead to lifelong issues, disability, and even death. Read on for more information on brain injury and your rights.
Brain injuries are caused by a number of factors, including assaults, accidents, sports injuries, and slip and fall incidents. Brain injuries are more common than you might think – in fact, over 200,000 people are hospitalized for brain injuries each year, and over 1.4 million people suffer a brain injury annually.
While the causes of brain injury can vary as much as the condition’s victims, the consequences can be familiar from case to case. Personality changes, mental health struggles, the need for extensive surgery and repeated treatment, paralysis, nerve damage or trouble controlling muscle movements, and even death can result from traumatic brain injuries. In closed injuries, the brain is injured inside the skull from its movement during an accident or trauma. In open injuries, the brain is injured when the skull is cracked due to a blunt force or bullet. Both can present significant danger to the brain injured individual, who may be unfit for work and could require lifelong care. In addition, cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) due to drowning or other situations in which oxygen deprivation is involved can cause a vegetative state or coma.
When brain injuries are caused due to the negligence or lack of care of another, it makes sense to pursue aggressive legal action to receive the compensation you or your loved one deserves. Luckily, the law allows victims and their families to sue for compensation related to the cost of ongoing care, treatment already received, and applicable rehabilitation and to offset the costs associated with an extended inability to work.
At Tenn And Tenn, PA we take our clients’ welfare extremely seriously. We know how a brain injury can devastate a family and change lives forever – and we’re here to fight on our clients’ behalf with all of the resources at our disposal. Do you think you have a brain injury lawsuit? Contact an experienced the injury attornies at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. immediately to help protect your rights. Our toll-free injury helpline is 1-888-511-1010. All consultations are free of charge.