Baton Rouge Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping TBI Victims Financially Recover
Every day, approximately 155 people die from traumatic brain injuries. Those who survive can suffer permanent effects and impairments. Traumatic brain injuries not only affect their victims, but also the friends, family members, and communities that surround them.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBIs can be the result of a blow, bump, or jolt to the head (closed head injury) or an object piercing the skull and entering brain tissue (penetrating head injury).
TBIs can be mild to severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain.
What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Most people are familiar with concussions, which are a type of mild TBI. People with a mild TBI might experience:
- A brief loss of consciousness (in some cases)
- Blurred vision
- Tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Fatigue or lethargy
- A change in sleep patterns
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
People with a moderate or severe TBI can experience any of the symptoms above, as well as:
- Extended unconsciousness
- Dilated (larger than normal) pupils
- Repeated nausea and/or vomiting
- Seizures and convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
In particularly severe cases, the TBI victim may fail to wake up and enter a state of stupor, in which they are unresponsive but can be briefly aroused by a strong stimulus. They may also be comatose (totally unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, and unarousable) or enter a vegetative or persistent vegetative state.
Whether you are struggling with the effects of a TBI or praying for a loved one to wake up, our Baton Rouge brain injury attorneys are here for you.
Long-Term Effects of a TBI
Anyone who has suffered a TBI can also suffer long-term or permanent disabilities. Victims of a TBI may have trouble with cognition, sensory processing, communication, and behavioral or mental health. Many TBI victims need help relearning language, managing depression and anxiety, and even connecting with their loved ones. All too often, family members of TBIs say their loved ones are not the same.
The prognosis for recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury is usually better and shorter than that of a more serious injury. Those who suffer a mild head injury may recover within a few months, although there are many variables that can affect this timeline. Recovering from a more serious injury can take longer. Additionally, a more serious injury raises the chances you will need some form of medical intervention as part of your recovery process such as speech therapy or physical therapy.
How Do I Know If I Should File a Lawsuit?
No amount of money will change what happened to you or take away the effects of a severe TBI. Nevertheless, securing the right resources can help you and your family live comfortably in the future. With the right treatment, you or your loved one may be able to regain some function and independence.
A successful settlement or verdict can help you account for:
- Surgery (half of TBI patients need surgery)
- Other medical expenses (present and future)
- Rehabilitative care
- Assistive care and devices
- Time away from work
- Lost earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If someone else caused your TBI, you should not have to suffer the consequences alone. Day Law Group is here to help ensure you don’t have to.
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We can’t wait to put our legal experience to work for you and welcome you with warm arms as a client.
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