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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury [TBI] is a result of a forceful impact to the brain that affects the normal functioning of it. Traumatic brain injuries are usually permanent and alter the course of the victim’s life and the families. Serious damage to the brain can occur due to physical assault, bullet injuries, road accident, slip and fall, surgical error, train or subway accident, collision in sports, exposure to harmful chemicals or construction site accidents.

Each year, a million Americans suffer brain injuries. That includes skull fracture, blunt force trauma to the skull leading to an internal concussion and bleeding. Most of the victims are left with long term disabilities due to such traumatic brain injuries. Once the victims are released from the hospital, they need to commence lifelong therapies, rehabilitation and expensive drug regimen, in order to stay stable and OK.

Medical Negligence

The National Center for Injury Prevention study reports that over half a million children suffer brain injuries each year due to accidents. Sometimes traumatic brain injuries elevate the risk of early onset of Alzheimer’s. Due to medical negligence sometimes such traumatic brain injuries could go undetected in the absence of thorough investigations. Your experienced New York traumatic brain injury attorneys have the insight and technical expertise to handle the most complicated TBI cases.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Effects of traumatic brain injury include:

· Loss of memory

· Emotional disturbances

· Seizures

· Unable to recollect recent information

· Loss of consciousness

· Feeling drowsy

· Chaos and confusion

· Nausea, vomiting and dizziness

· Difficulty in speech

· Disturbed vision, dilation of eyes

· Tinnitus in the ears

· Inability to walk steadily

· Lack of hand-eye coordination

Different Types of Brain Injury

§ Concussion – Concussion occurs when the head receives severe blows leading to blood vessel damage. Concussion also occurs in closed and open head injuries.

§ Contusion – A bruise or bleeding in the brain is a contusion that may require surgical intervention.

· Coup-Contrecoup – A contusion that occurs on the site of the impact and in the opposite side due to the sudden movement and slamming of the brain on the skull.

· Diffuse Axonal Injury – This is caused when the head is subjected to a strong rotation or shake. Nerve tissue is damaged leading to communication and chemical process impasse.

· Penetration – When a sharp object such as a knife or bullet enters the brain thereby forcing skin and bone fragments into the brain.

When such serious and traumatic brain injuries are caused by the negligence of third parties, you are entitled to seek compensation through legal recourse. If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact our New York traumatic brain injury attorneys for the best legal option that you can take.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. Call 212-344-1000- no worries, the consultation is free.