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Many people can sympathize with those who have a bump on the head. Sports, roughhousing children, or simply working around the house are sometimes the causes of minor head injuries. However, some head injuries are much more serious and can be life threatening, or debilitating. When someone takes a blow to the head, they may suffer a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can alter the life of the injured person and the lives of his or her loved ones forever.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury to the brain which causes some kind of damage. Sometimes traumatic brain injuries produce symptoms that disappear over a matter of days or weeks, but some brain injuries produce permanent disabilities or mental incapacitation.
Individuals who are victims of a TBI caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party may suffer economically, emotionally, and physically. The experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC are available to help you get the compensation needed to defray medical costs and long-term care if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in the New York or New Jersey area.
Symptoms and Causes of TBI
Traumatic brain injury may be mild or severe. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries may include:
- Cognitive difficulties like trouble concentrating, sequencing, or speaking
- Memory loss
- Sensory perception confusion
- Language comprehension
- Loss of motor skills like writing or walking
- Difficulty seeing or hearing
- Loss of smell or taste
- Social or emotional disorders
Even mild symptoms of traumatic brain injury may cause permanent debilitation or job loss in certain circumstances. Brain injuries are not always synonymous with head injuries. A traumatic brain injury may be caused by:
- Open or closed head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Chemical or toxic material exposure
- Hypoxia (suffocation)
- Tumors or cysts
- Stroke or seizure
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, seek medical attention immediately, even if the head doesn’t appear to be injured. Concussions can lead to more serious problems. Subdural hematomas, like the injury that killed actress Natasha Richardson, are not obvious until it is too late.
Whether the cause of a traumatic brain injury was an accident, such as an auto accident, or exposure to dangerous drugs caused by medical malpractice, do not hesitate to seek the advice of the experienced brain injury attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC. We work with families like yours to get you the financial compensation to help provide for the treatment and care of the victims of traumatic brain injury.
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in New York or New Jersey, please contact the dedicated TBI attorneys of Morelli Ratner PC today. We serve the communities of Long Island, Staten Island, New York City, and the states of New York and New Jersey.