West Chester PA Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. If you or a loved one i s faced with a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligence of another, contacted our experienced Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyers to discuss your rights to get justice and a just monetary settlement. Contact us by email or call 24/7 toll free at (877) 846-1529.
Addressing Long and Short-Term Effects of Brain Injuries
Many injuries suffered in accidents are immediately noticeable. Brain injuries are far different. The damage done cannot always be seen. Many times, the effects of a brain injury do not manifest until long after an accident. The complexity of the injuries creates even more complex personal injury claims.
Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Working for Treatment Options
Anyone with signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an individual with TBI and focus on preventing further injury. Primary concerns include insuring proper oxygen supply to the brain and the rest of the body, maintaining adequate blood flow, and controlling blood pressure. Imaging tests help in determining the diagnosis and prognosis of a TBI patient. Patients with mild to moderate injuries may receive skull and neck X-rays to check for bone fractures or spinal instability. For moderate to severe cases, the imaging test is a computed tomography (CT) scan. Moderately to severely injured patients receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.
Facing a Difficult Prognosis
Approximately half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas (ruptured blood vessels) or contusions (bruised brain tissue). Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual. Some common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (expression and understanding), and behavior or mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness). More serious head injuries may result in stupor, an unresponsive state, but one in which an individual can be aroused briefly by a strong stimulus, such as sharp pain; coma, a state in which an individual is totally unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, and unarousable; vegetative state, in which an individual is unconscious and unaware of his or her surroundings, but continues to have a sleep-wake cycle and periods of alertness; and a persistent vegetative state (PVS), in which an individual stays in a vegetative state for more than a month.
Helping Clients Prepare For a Challenging Future
Establishing a brain injury claim goes beyond the short-term financial needs of the injured party and their family. Long-term planning involving medical care from a neurosurgeon and extensive rehabilitation must be considered. You are entitled to compensation during that transitional time if you were injured due to negligence.
At our firm, we help plan for a challenging future. While the effects of a brain injury are sometimes permanent, you are entitled to peace of mind that you or a seriously injured loved one is provided for. Contact our experienced team of Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers, with over 30 years of combined experience for your injury claim, including but not limited to:
Our promise: You need Philadelphia brain injury lawyers ready to fight for justice for your family after a wrongful death. You do not expect guarantees but you need a Philadelphia brain injury lawyer that you can trust to fight for you and your family to the fullest extent of the law. Our legal team promises to work for you; be thorough and aggressive in setting out the best strategies for you and your loved ones.
A Team that Fights For Results
At Ciccarelli Lawyers, our team of Philadelphia Brain Injury lawyers are working on your case so that you have the benefit of several attorneys including Lee and using their combined efforts and experience to get you the justice you and your family need. We represent injured victims throughout Pennsylvania including the Philadelphia metropolitan area of Bucks County, Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia. Get Justice.
You Don't Owe Attorney Fees Unless We Recover For You
We accept Pennsylvania personal injury cases such as brain injury claims on a contingency fee basis; which means that we do not require an advance fee, retainer or hourly rate but base our fee on a percentage of the monetary settlement we earn for you. Call Us 24/7 toll free at (877) 846-1529. Learn how we will work toward the results you need.
When your family has been victimized by a traumatic brain injury throughout Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, you need justice; and you need a top Philadelphia brain injury lawyer with years of experience winning the tough cases: contact Lee Ciccarelli and our Philadelphia Brain Injury team today. Call 24/7 at (877) 846-1529.