The impact of a traumatic brain injury cannot be overstated. Traumatic Brain injuries can result in varying degrees of cognitive deficits and can require life long rehabilitative care. These cases are often complex and require an experienced law firm with the resources to secure medical and nursing experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, accident reconstructionists, and life care planning experts. This high level of expertise is required to determine why the traumatic brain injury occurred, and what the victim will require in terms of care and support for the rest of their lives.
A Traumatic Brain Injury can refer to any injury to the scalp, skull, or brain. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be closed head injuries where a traumatic force injures the brain but does not fracture the skull; or a penetrating brain injury, where the traumatic event causes the skull to fracture, directly injuring the brain. While many traumatic brain injuries are caused by trauma, some can be caused by oxygen deprivation from a medical procedure or near drowning event.
Brain injuries often occur as the result of a:
- Boating accident
- Motor vehicle accident
- Workplace or defective product accident
- Sports accident
- Medical negligence
- Anesthesia errors
- Near drowning events, and
- Birth injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury in Texas, as the result of car or trucking accident, medical malpractice, or even a boating accident, you need to hire an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer to handle the case. The signs and symptoms of a head injury may occur immediately or develop over the course of several hours. In the case of recent trauma, early detection of a brain injury can mean the difference in life or death. Sometimes, an individual with a traumatic brain injury may look healthy from an outward appearance, but the victim may have trouble with cognitive functions, may have frequent seizures, hearing loss, vision loss, loss of taste and smell and vision. Some symptoms to look for if you suspect someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury include:
- Altered mental state or confusion
- Skull fracture
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision or pupil changes
- Slurred speech
- Fluid from the nose or ears, or
- Extreme drowsiness
The Cagle Law Firm has successfully represented victims of traumatic brain injuries caused by a wide variety of incidents. From inadvertent exposure to methotrexate in prenatal medical care, to negligent nursing and labor care during delivery, to defective industrial equipment. Each of these cases involve victims whose lives were forever turned upside down as a result of suffering a traumatic brain injury, and each of these victims had their own set of unique needs.
Like all of our cases and clients, we develop a specific plan to successfully represent our clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Not just from the standpoint of establishing the cause of the brain injury, but in determining what the victim and their family will need in the future. These needs can vary from home nursing care, to inpatient rehabilitation, to cognitive in-home rehabilitation. Our Firm has successfully litigated these cases to ensure that our Clients have everything they need for the future.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call our office immediately for a free consultation. We will meet with you wherever is most convenient, and develop a custom tailored legal plan to ensure a successful outcome and provide for all of your needs in the future.