The human body is an amazing biological machine and can recover from horrible injuries with the right medical treatment and care. However, the brain, the center of so much of what makes us human, is not so easily healed. Every day, scientists and doctors learn more about brain injuries, their treatment and the dangers of what is known as TBI: traumatic brain injuries. We are slowly learning the effects of these injuries to our brave soldiers overseas, as well as athletes such as football players or boxers.
How a Brain Injury Lawyer can help
However, the harsh truth is TBI does not require a combat injury but can be found in auto accident victims, slip and fall accident victims, medical malpractice victims and any other head trauma injury victims. Indeed any time the head is violently struck or pierced, TBI can occur. Sadly the symptoms of TBI often mimic those of other disorders and so is often missed or misdiagnosed. When this happens to you or a loved one, it is important to retain a professional Brooklyn brain injury lawyer to fight for your rights.
Depending on the severity of the blow to the head, TBI can manifest in a wide variety of symptoms. For mild cases the following can occur:
- Persistent headache
- Confusion or lightheadedness,
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Change in sleep patterns
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Trouble concentrating, remaining attentive or loss of memory
More severe cases can have some or all of the above symptoms along with:
- Repeated nausea/vomiting
- Difficulty waking up
- Uneven pupil dilation
- Slurred speech
- Numbness/weakness in the extremities
- Lack of coordination.
- Confusion, restlessness or even agitation.
So many of these symptoms could easily be attributed to other disorders or diseases so misdiagnoses often happen. If left untreated, these impairments can become permanent. So whether you or a loved one has had a TBI through negligence, accident or had the condition misdiagnosed, it is important to retain a Brooklyn brain injury lawyer to determine if you have a valid claim. The brain injury lawyers at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. have many years of experience recovering large money awards and settlements for traumatic brain injury victims and their families.
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TBI is a serious condition which can lead to long-term issues and even death if not diagnosed and treated properly. If you or a loved one may be suffering from TBI be sure to call the law office of Peters Berger Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. today at 1-800-836-7801/718- 596-7800 for a free consultation. Or you stop by our office at 26 Court Street, Suite 2803 in Brooklyn. Let us help you have your day in court so the terrible burden of a traumatic brain injury isn’t made worse by not being addressed legally.