Injury lawyer Scott DeSalvo here, and in this article, I’m going to reveal the important differences about brain injury cases that everyone has to know if they suspect a brain injury.
Brain injury cases are not like your typical injury or accident case.
In many cases, a person will have a broken bone. A broken bone is easy to see, it is easy to treat. You can see a broken bone on an x-ray and when it’s healed, you can see that on an x-ray. A broken bone is hard to miss.
A brain injury is almost the complete opposite of a broken bone.
A brain injury can be very obvious, like us subdural hematoma, which is bleeding in the brain that doctors can see with a CT scan. But thousands of brain injuries occur every year and they are diagnosed late or they are never diagnosed at all.
See, the brain is actually a very delicate organ. Violent movement of the head can cause the brain to move back and forth inside the skull and strike the inside of the skull. This is called a concussion. Even if you don’t have a cracked skull or bleeding in the brain, you can have a traumatic brain injury or concussion.
This injury is so serious that can kill you, or it can change your personality, your mood, your behavior interrelationships with your friends and family.
Brain injuries can be temporary or permanent, and they can destroy your life. Traumatic brain injuries can cause depression and anxiety, and all sorts of social and emotional disorders.
But there is no test that doctors can do similar to an x-ray for a broken bone for a more subtle brain injury. Because it is not easy to diagnose, doctors miss the diagnosis.
Oftentimes, it is up to the injured person and his family to come forward and admit that the injured person’s behavior has become very strange or not typical for that person.
Some of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are:
change in personality
change in mood
change in food or hobby preference
change in behavior.
If you suspect you or a loved one has a brain injury, you should go to a doctor immediately. There may be treatment that will help the injury. And documenting the injury and the problems is the only way that we will ever be able to make a claim for it in a claim or lawsuit.
Proving the brain injury claim requires the help of a lawyer who will take the time to get to know you and your family and is familiar with handling these sorts of cases.
In a serious and complex injury like this, speaking with an experienced attorney is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family.
If you or a loved one has been injured and you still have questions, please give me a call. I offer a free no obligation consultation by telephone or in person, where I answer all of your questions.
You can call my toll free number 888-HURT-318 (888-487-8318). Operators are standing by 24/7.
Or if you’re not quite ready to talk to a lawyer, but you still have questions, I’ve created anInjury DVD Videofor injured people that is now instantly available and can be delivered to your e-mail. If you click the link, you ca get your copy of my Injury DVD which answers the most common questions people have when they or a loved on has been hurt. Give me a call if I can help.
Good luck. Thanks.
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