Traumatic brain injuries are a significant health concern in our nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.7 million people in the United States sustain head injuries each year. The Florida Department of Health reports that residents in Florida older than 55 have the highest head trauma incidence from falls.
Survivors of head trauma may face many physical and mental challenges depending on the severity of their injury.
Trauma resulting in a mild concussion can manifest in temporary symptoms such as headaches, short-term confusion, nausea, and blurred vision. More severe cases of head trauma produce substantial disabilities. A sudden jolt, impact, or a penetrating head injury can cause a lifetime of physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes. Sensory problems, language and neurological deficits, impulse control disorders, episodes of aggression, seizures, paralysis, and difficulty processing information are some of the permanent challenges victims may endure.
Complications from Multiple Brain Injuries
Second impact victims may ignore the symptoms of an initial injury and sustain another blow to the head. It commonly occurs at sporting events or for persons with repetitive falls. These victims may lose consciousness, become comatose, and lapse into a vegetative state from swelling or bleeding in the brain. Second impact victims have a mortality rate of approximately 50%. Researchers have found that second impact victims that survive are prone to Alzheimer’s Disease and other degenerative neurological disorders.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries are:
• Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Slip and Falls
• Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
• Sports Injuries
• Violent Crimes
• Construction Accidents
• Medical Malpractice
• Shaken Baby Syndrome
Timely Diagnosis is Crucial to the Recovery of Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Extended periods of rest are usually necessary for recovery. Multidisciplinary medical management of a victim is crucial, with restorative services including physical, occupational, speech, and neuropsychiatry therapies. These modalities are essential to address a victim’s functional and psychosocial needs to resume a normal lifestyle.
Ogle Law, LLC, Has Experience in Brain Trauma Litigation
Our law firm possesses the medical and legal knowledge necessary to represent head trauma victims. We recognize the profound impact these injuries have on the entire family from a medical, social, and financial perspective. We relentlessly fight for compensation for our clients, including the cost of medical bills, rehabilitative services, medical equipment, pain and suffering, and loss of income. There is additional compensation for the family’s losses in a wrongful death claim due to a traumatic brain injury.
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or malicious behavior, Ogle Law, LLC will pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and courtroom verdicts for our clients in personal injury cases. Attorney William Ogle, the founder of Ogle Law, LLC, is a national board-certified civil trial specialist.
Ogle Law, LLC has offices in Daytona Beach and Alachua, Florida. Call to schedule an appointment with a quality traumatic brain injury lawyer at 386-287-0242.