Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that we see on a daily basis. Oftentimes, these injuries can result in significant neuropsychological deficiencies such as memory loss, cognitive disabilities and problems with communication and reasoning. After experiencing a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) it is common to experience problems with attention, concentration, listening, communication, problem-solving, memory and reasoning. A traumatic brain injury or TBI is typically diagnosed through the use of the Glasgow Coma Scale, Computed Tomography (“CT”) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”). However, these measurements do not always diagnose a brain injury.
It is also common for someone to experience emotional difficulties such as mood swings, angry outbursts, introversions and depressions. Neuropsychological testing is one way in which some of these issues can be diagnosed. Typical neuropsychological testing consists on in depth testing that may last one to two days in which the neuropsychologist conducts a broad spectrum of testing to evaluate cognitive functions.
The combination of imaging exams and neuropsychological testing can determine the appropriate treatment for a traumatic brain injury. A diagnosis of a brain injury means that the injured party has a long road ahead of him. Oftentimes, motor skills, cognitive skills and verbal communication needs to be relearned or rehabilitated.
It is important to have an attorney that understands the magnitude of the damage involved in a brain injury case and is willing to put forward the resources, time and experience to litigating this case. Our law firm has a comprehensive list of experts that we utilize in these cases to help explain the extent of damages to the Court and potential jurors.
We understand that future damages can be enormous in these cases. It is not uncommon for those suffering from brain injuries to require hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in medical expenses.
We have handled many claims involving clients with brain injuries over the years. Recently, we handled a case involving an injured party who was bitten by a dog and received a brain injury due to his fall. We also handled a case involving a client who was hit by a drunk driver and sustained a concussion and brain injury as a result of the accident. Both cases were resolved in favor of the clients.