BRAIN INJURIES

Few injuries present greater challenges for physical recovery, long-term care, and future treatment than those to the brain. The personal injury attorneys at Edwards Kirby have had extensive success in winning compensation for these most serious and disabling injuries. Our experience with brain trauma can help you and your family obtain the resources needed to recover and adapt to life after a serious brain injury.

 

Brain injuries have two main causes – the interruption of the oxygen supply to the brain, and trauma, usually caused by blunt force. Brain injuries caused by oxygen depletion, known as anoxic brain injuries, are characteristic of certain birth injuries, swimming or diving accidents, and surgical accidents involving anesthesia.

 

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are commonly the result of serious motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, untreated aneurisms, construction or workplace accidents, or any other forceful impact to the head.

 

Serious brain damage presents special challenges in litigation. Accurately assessing the extent of the injury, treatment options, long-term prognosis, and impact on the quality of life for the victim and his or her family can be difficult, particularly with closed head injuries where symptoms can be subtle and the effects delayed. Despite these challenges, our expertise in establishing proof of damages in serious head injury cases represents a major advantage to the families of traumatic or anoxic brain injury victims.

 

Our forensic medical experts and staff work with our clients’ treating physicians to accurately assess the extent of their injuries, as well as the prospects for recovery or the need for future surgeries. We also work with economists, rehabilitation therapists, and home nursing professionals to determine the cost of long-term care and treatment.

 

The brain trauma attorneys at Edwards Kirby are committed to fighting for the best possible outcomes for victims of catastrophic brain injury and their families.

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