Head, Spinal Cord And Traumatic Brain Injuries
Any injury to the brain or spinal cord, regardless of its severity, could potentially lead to permanent changes to your mental functions, sense of touch, muscle control and other body functions. Professional sports have made people more aware of the long-term effects of concussions, but most brain and spinal cord injuries are caused by accidents. Whether your injury was the result of a motor vehicle collision, an accident at work or a slip-and-fall caused by unsafe conditions, you deserve to get compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering.
Types Of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries result from various types of head injuries; a closed head injury where the skull is not penetrated by an object, an open head injury where an object pierces the skull and enters the brain, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) or deceleration injuries. Deceleration injuries are caused by blows to the head resulting in the brain crashing against the skull.
Brain injuries that result from the types of head injuries listed above include:
- Brain hemorrhages
- Contusions or bruising of the brain
- Coup-contrecoup brain injuries
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI)
- Epidural, subdural and intracerebral hematomas
The Devastating Effects Of Spinal Cord Injuries
The long-term effects of spinal cord injuries range from paralysis to constant pain to varying degrees of loss of movement. People who suffer spinal cord injuries often have a reduced quality of life. Depression, loss of earning capacity and long-term medical treatments are common.
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to feel hot or cold
- Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
- Loss of muscle control
- Persistent pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Stinging or tingling sensation
If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to the careless or negligent act of another, we can help you get compensation for your pain and suffering.