Brain Injury

BRAIN INJURY

Most people do not realize how easy it is to injure the brain. A brain injury is far from a static event, and it is a lifelong chronic disease that causes deterioration in the victim’s quality of life.

Categories of brain injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

This type of brain injury occurs when the damage to the brain is a result of trauma such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions fall under this category. Other types of brain injuries in this category include:

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Contusion
  • Coup-Contrecoup injury
  • Second impact syndrome
  • Penetrating head injuries
  • Open and closed head injuries

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired brain injuries include those that occur after birth when the brain loses oxygen. Brain injuries resulting from medical incidents like strokes and other cerebral vascular accidents also fall under this category. TBI’s may also be categorized as ABIs. Types of ABIs include:

  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Anoxic brain injury
Doctors reviewing four images of MRI scans of a brain on a tablet.

Impacts of Brain Injuries

Mild brain injuries can result in:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability and fatigue
  • Nausea, depression, mood swings, memory loss, and balance problems
  • Headache and slow thinking speed

On the other hand, severe brain injuries can result in:

  • Comas and strokes
  • Akinetic mutism
  • Locked-in-syndrome
  • Minimally responsive state or persistent vegetative state

Brain Injury Lawyers

Brain injury attorneys help in the process of brain injury litigation. The roles of a brain injury lawyer include:

  • Collecting evidence to prove that the injury is a result of someone’s negligence
  • Initiating a lawsuit of a brain injury case
  • Negotiating maximum compensation for the affected individual and family
  • Representation in case of court appearances

Looking for a brain injury lawyer?

If you have suffered a brain injury or are related to a victim, getting a professional brain injury lawyer will come in handy. At Smith and Lee, Lawyers, we offer the best brain injury case services.

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