Hi Guys, Chicago Brain injury Lawyer Scott DeSalvo here.
In this video I am going to reveal to you the important differences about brain injury cases that everyone needs to know if they suspect a brain injury.
Brain injuries are not like your typical injury case. In some injury cases you are dealing with a broken bone. But a broken bone is very obvious on an x-ray.Even if you don’t have a cracked skull or bleeding in the brain, you can have a concussion.
Even when the bone heals, you can see it’s there.
In fact, diagnosing a broken bone is hard to miss.
Brain injury is almost the complete opposite of a broken bone.
A brain in jury can be very obvious like a subdural hematoma, which is bleeding in the brain that doctors can see on a CT scan.
Thousands of injuries occur every year and they are diagnosed late or the brain injury is never diagnosed at all.
You see, the brain is a very delicate organ. Violent movement of the head can cause the brain to move back and forth inside the skull and to 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 concussion.
These sorts of traumatic brain injuries can kill you, they can change your behavior, they can change your personality and they can have a huge effect on your family.
Brain injuries can be temporary or permanent but they can destroy your life. Traumatic brain injuries can cause depression and anxiety and all sorts of social and emotional disorders.
There is no simple test that doctors can do that is similar to an x-ray for a broken bone for a more subtle brain injury because it is not easy to diagnose. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes don’t make the diagnosis.
Oftentimes its up to the injured person and his family to come forward and note the strange behavior or the atypical behavior.
Some of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are:
- change in personality
- change in mood
- change in food or hobby preference, or
- change in behavior
There may be treatment that will help the injury and documenting the injury and the problems that person is having is the only way that we’ll 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 really pull apart the medical records.
The attorney handling your case has to be familiar with these sorts of cases as well. And 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.
Thank you for watching this video.
I make videos like this to help injured people and answer their questions.
If you have been injured and you still have questions, please consider giving me a call.
I offer a free consultation in person or by telephone, your choice.
I can answer all of your questions with no obligation.
If you aren’t ready for that, I’d be happy to send you a copy of my injury DVD video which answers the most common questions injured people have. It can be delivered electronically to you at your e-mail address or if you would like a hard copy/physical copy, I will mail that to you for free.
Providing good information to injured people is the mission of my law office. If I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call.
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