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BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by serious blows or jolts to the head, which can injure the brain and cause a disruption in the function of the brain. Traumatic brain injury can result in a wide range of conditions, from a mild concussion to the extremes of coma or even death.
Head injury, also referred to as traumatic brain injury, head trauma, or concussion, is any trauma to the head that leads to injury of the scalp, skull or brain. Head injury can be classified as either closed or penetrating. In closed head injury, the head sustains a blunt force by striking against an object. In penetrating head injuries, a high velocity object breaks through the skull and enters the brain.
Our attorneys at Munawar & Hashmat, LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) know that injuries suffered as a result of a brain injury can be severe and life altering. Brain injuries are very complicated injuries that can sometimes be difficult to prove. For this reason, insurance companies routinely deny claims of brain injury even in the face of overwhelming evidence of the devastation such injuries cause. Contacting experienced New York brain injury lawyers is one of the best things you can do to make sure your rights and interests are protected after sustaining a serious injury, like traumatic brain injury. Contact Mlawfirm for Free Case Review at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following symptoms suggest a more serious head injury that requires emergency medical treatment:
- Altered level of consciousness
- Confusion, convulsions
- Skull fracture
- Severe headache
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurred vision
- Pupil changes
- Stiff neck
- Slurred speech
- Fluid drain from nose
- Mouth or ears
- Increased drowsiness
- Scalp wound
Diagnostic studies such as CT scans, MRI’s, and x-rays are helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury. Delay in recognizing the brain injury can be severely harmful or even fatal. A full neurological examination on a repeated basis might be necessary when a brain injury is suspected.
The more serious head injuries cause deficits that vary with the degree of brain injury. These deficits may include: seizures, paralysis, coma, personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, loss of taste, loss of smell, and cognitive or learning deficits. The signs and symptoms of a head injury may occur immediately or develop slowly over several hours.