ATTORNEY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI) IN WESTCHESTER AND FAIRFIELD

Our experienced attorneys and the team of investigators, medical experts, and after-care experts have achieved remarkable results with TBI injuries, including:

  • $11.4M Traumatic Brain Injury – construction site
  • $9.5M Traumatic Brain Injury – pedestrian
  • $3.25M Traumatic Brain Injury – pedestrian knock-down

Serving White Plains, Stamford, Greenwich and Metro New York

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 or is hit, by an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. Accidents involving TBI often occur from:

  • Auto, truck and tractor-trailer collisions;
  • Falling objects, or falls, at construction sites;
  • Falls that occur from a defective or hazardous condition on a residential or commercial premises;
  • Pedestrians struck/knocked down by autos or commercial vehicles;
  • An intentional assault or an assault during the commission of a felony.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

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 headaches, 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, and 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.

Is there any treatment?

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. Moderate to severely injured patients receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatrist (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support. In pursuing a claim that involves TBI, it is essential to utilize a Life Care expert in the TBI field to coordinate the structure, integration and cost of rehabilitation.

What is the 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, sensory processing, communication, and behavior or mental health. More serious head injuries may result, an unresponsive 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.

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