Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is one of the most serious and long-lasting effects that negligence or an accident can incur. TBI treatment can include weeks of hospitalization, months of physical and cognitive therapy, and long-term disabilities that may become permanent. If you or a relative have suffered a traumatic brain injury and you believe another party is to blame, a Las Vegas brain injury lawyer at McDonald Worley’s reputable Las Vegas personal injury firm can help. There may be significant compensation available to help you deal with past, present, and future expenses related to your injury.
Table of Contents
- 1 What Symptoms Are Associated With Brain Injuries?
- 2 What Can Cause A Brain Injury?
- 3 What Effects Can A Brain Injury Have In The Long Term?
- 4 How Can I Tell If My Brain Has Been Injured?
- 5 What Sort Of Damages Are Awarded In A Brain Injury Case?
- 6 Reach Out To McDonald Worley’s Brain Injury Lawyers Now
What Symptoms Are Associated With Brain Injuries?
As you might expect, the brain is possibly the most complex and delicate organ in the human body. Every patient that suffers a brain injury has to deal with a unique set of circumstances and symptoms. Brain injury symptoms and effects can vary from patient to patient, even when patients are injured in similar circumstances.
In the eyes of many physicians, there are no such things as “minor” brain injuries. The McDonald Worley legal team agrees with this; every brain injury is potentially serious. A short list of symptoms that are common with brain injuries include:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Loss of consciousness
- Struggling to think or speak
- Memory loss
- Impairment of Motor function
- Difficulty concentrating or maintaining attention
- Mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea or vomiting
A brain injury victim’s symptoms depend on the severity and circumstances of his or her injury as well as the patient him or herself. Effective treatment regimens, like brain injuries themselves, vary from patient to patient. Diagnoses, outcomes, and recoveries also all vary widely from patient to patient. Some individuals respond well to treatment and recover completely from a brain injury, while others may experience permanent negative effects. No matter what sort of symptoms our brain injury clients experience, we believe they all deserve the right to seek financial compensation for their injuries.
What Can Cause A Brain Injury?
Any circumstance that subjects the head to any sort of force — a strike, bump, or shake — can cause brain injuries. Lack of oxygen (experienced, for example, during suffocation or drowning) can also cause a brain injury. Brain injuries do not have to be the result of trauma. Common causes of TBIs include falls, accidents, acts of violence, and sports injuries. Brain injuries that result from non-traumatic circumstances are called “acquired.” Causes in this category include hypoxia (lack of oxygen), stroke, infections, and tumors.
In many brain injury cases, there is a common cause: the negligence of another party. Individuals can cause brain injuries in others by causing auto accidents, creating unsafe situations involving their property, operating an unsafe workplace, medical malpractice, or engaging in criminal acts. When a brain injury is caused by the negligence of an individual or organization, the brain injury victim or his or her family has the right to seek compensation.. The venue for pursuing this right is the Nevada civil justice system. The McDonald Worley legal team stands ready to assist brain injury victims and their relatives. Even if you are not sure whether or not negligence was involved in your brain injury, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will familiarize ourselves with your case and provide the expert legal advice you need.
What Effects Can A Brain Injury Have In The Long Term?
Medical research has shown that all of the following long-term effects may stem from a traumatic brain injury:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties with learning and attention
- Mood swings
- Linguistic difficulties
How Can I Tell If My Brain Has Been Injured?
A doctor can diagnose brain injuries with many different tools. In many cases, doctors will want to verify a brain injury diagnosis by ordering a CT scan. The initial diagnostic process will involve asking you questions about what happened, such as whether or not you lost consciousness. Doctors will also test your mental acuity and reflexes.
One of the most important suspicions that may lead to a CT scan or other testing is if your doctor believes you might have bleeding or a blood clot in your brain.
What Sort Of Damages Are Awarded In A Brain Injury Case?
Trust the Las Vegas-based personal injury attorneys at McDonald Worley to handle every step of your brain injury case. We’re intimately familiar with all the forms of suffering — physical, financial, and emotional — that can be caused by a brain injury. We strive to do everything we can for each of our clients; we consider it our paramount priority to make sure you get the medical assistance, treatment, and financial compensation that you deserve.
Our process includes a thorough investigation of your accident and the effects it had on both you and your loved ones. We engage specialists (for instance, professional accident investigators) when necessary to strengthen your case.
Our team will also ensure you are examined by a brain injury specialist to verify that the full extent of your injury is understood and that you get the medical care you need.
Depending on the details of your case, the McDonald Worley team may be able to help you recover financial compensation for any or all of the following:
- Emergency medical costs
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy
- Psychological care
- Long-term medical care
- Costs associated with disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Mental distress
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Wrongful death
Reach Out To McDonald Worley’s Brain Injury Lawyers Now
If you or one of your relatives have suffered a brain injury, the McDonald Worley team is ready to help. Our personal injury lawyers have dealt with brain injury cases before, and they are thoroughly familiar with all the complexities of seeking financial compensation for this type of injury. We can help protect you if you suffer a brain injury in Las Vegas. Arrange a free consultation now by using our online contact form or calling (877) 721-3423.
Every brain injury claim is unique. We understand that this applies to your legal situation as well as your medical status. Our clients assemble a personalized legal strategy for every client, reflecting the specifics of his or her situation. We take the time to thoroughly investigate the cause of your injury and layout your legal options for you. We can then tailor a legal plan to achieve your best possible outcome.