Massachusetts Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping Families Navigate Unseen Injuries
Brain injuries are complex. People who suffered a traumatic brain injury are rarely diagnosed immediately after an accident or traumatic event. Those who suffer brain damage often struggle to identify the changes they experience.
Have You Suffered a Concussion or Brain Injury?
Most brain injury victims are originally diagnosed with “post-concussion syndrome.” TBI (traumatic brain injury) devastates the victim and his or her family and friends. TBI often leaves the victim depressed and feeling like his or her mind will not function correctly.
Before pursuing a brain injury lawsuit, make sure you consult a medical professional. Brain trauma can be hard to diagnose at the time of the incident, especially if there were visible injuries to other parts of the body.
If you think you or a family member suffered a brain injury — document everything.
Here’s a Checklist of What to Do After Suffering a Concussion or Brain Injury
- Seek emergency medical attention.
- If appropriate, obtain a referral to a neurological specialist.
- Provide a complete and honest description of your symptoms to your medical care providers.
- Follow the advice of your medical care providers.
- Monitor the individual closely for changes in behavior, mood, speech, or other symptoms, and report to medical care providers.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
There are varying levels of trauma that a brain can withstand.
Open Traumatic Brain Injury
An open traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a blow to the head, a foreign object penetrates the skull and enters the brain cavity. This is usually the most severe case and involves a longer period of disruption from normal brain activity.
Closed Traumatic Brain Injury
A closed head injury may not leave a visual mark on the surface of the injured. Closed TBI results from “acceleration-deceleration” motion, such as often occurs in motor vehicle accidents or slip and fall incidents.
Monitoring for Additional Signs of Brain Injury
A TBI can affect the brain in many different ways. Symptoms are categorized in three different ways — cognitive or mental symptoms, emotional symptoms, and physical symptoms.
Cognitive / Mental Symptoms
- Difficulty learning
- Difficulty retaining information
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Mood swings
- Withdrawal from social life
- Blurry vision
- Nausea / vomiting
- Loss of balance
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble sleeping
Consult a medical professional if you or your family member experiences any of these symptoms after head trauma.
Reach Out for a Case Evaluation with No Obligation or Fee — Just Advice.
Have you or a loved one suffered from TBI? Contact our law firm — especially before speaking with insurance representatives. Get advice at NO cost and with NO obligation. We can answer your questions and provide direction. If you retain us as your attorneys, we handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies.
Focus on your family and your health, and we’ll get you the maximum compensation you deserve.