Personal Injury Lawyers for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Two of the most complex areas of personal injury law that the legal team at the BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer firm is well acquainted with are cases involving traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. These are commonly referred to as catastrophic injuries and can leave the victim permanently disabled and their family financially devastated. As your personal injury legal team, we have extensive experience and expertise litigating for clients who have sustained either of these catastrophic injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
For many individuals, the words “spinal cord injury” creates images of a paralyzed individual that will be spending the rest of their life in a wheelchair. However, as a quadriplegic, a mechanical ventilator may be required in order for the victim to breathe.
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Paraplegia and quadriplegia are the more common consequences of a spinal cord injury, but there are other symptoms that may exist as well such as:
Hemiplegia (Same Side of the Body Paralysis)
Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
Loss of Sensation
Reduced Fertility and Sexual Function
Furthermore, spinal cord injuries are classified as being complete or incomplete. When the SCI is complete, the individual is paralyzed below the injury and has a total loss of function. This is the reason that a neck-based SCI results in a complete loss of function in the arms, legs, and torso. Conversely, the same SCI located in located in the lower portion or middle of the back results in losing the function in your legs and part of your torso. Incomplete SCI’s can result in a number of conditions ranging from pain to partial paralysis and just about anything in between.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Traumatic brain injuries can result in a range of issues based on the duration, impact, and nature of the trauma that the individual has sustained. Furthermore, more serious symptoms are oftentimes missed when the patient is in the ER or understated in their personal injury claim. Plus, you may not see the onset of certain symptoms until weeks or even months later. In some cases, these symptoms may be noticed by loved ones, close friends, or the individual’s co-workers. These symptoms often include:
Changes in Appetite, Daily Routines, Energy Level, or Sleeping Habits
Changes in Mood, Personality, or Temperament
Decreased Ability for Organizing and Planning
Diminished Ability to Multi-task (Perform Different Tasks at the Same Time)
Inability to Concentrate or Pay Attention
Increased Alcohol, Light, and Noise Sensitivities
Loss of Short-term Memory
Uncharacteristic Behavior or Remarks in Social or Workplace Circumstances
The BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer legal team understands the complete range of traumatic brain injury symptoms which provides a significant advantage for our clients and the outcome of their case. We have helped spinal cord and traumatic brain injury clients of all ages ranging from young children to the elderly. For more information about these types of claims and whether you might be entitled to compensation, call the BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer legal firm today. Or if you prefer, schedule a FREE consultation appointment.