Last year approximately 1.5 million people suffered from brain injury, with resultant death or disability to both adults and children. Brain injury lawyers represent victims of moderate to severe brain injury caused by negligence of a medical professional, and here are some cases they handle: 1. Auto accidents Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury cases. Injuries to the head can take place due to collision with a larger vehicle, such as a tractor trailer, where occupants of the vehicle fail to wear seat belts and get thrown through a windshield, or when the vehicle rolls over as the result of an impact. Furthermore, severe brain trauma may also occur when a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck or bus, or when a motorcyclist is thrown off his bike as the result of a trauma and his head hits the ground. A brain injury lawsuit resulting from these automobile accidents usually involves catastrophic injuries and the attorney representing the victim often sues for damages for both past and future medical expenses, loss of income and unfortunately, sometimes wrongful death. 2. Cerebral palsy Brain injury in infants is often the result of trauma sustained during labor and delivery. The physicians in charge of the birthing process are supposed to monitor the mother and the unborn baby through various tests, such as fetal monitoring or heart rate measurements, to make sure that any signs of distress are caught in time and addressed. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to notice problems, such as umbilical cord compressing on the infant's neck or decreased heart rate. Others use excessive force when handling forceps or decline to perform c-sections on large babies, leading to prolonged birthing process, and the fetus suffering from lack of oxygen. The result can be brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy, a lifelong and untreatable condition, causing the child to be disabled for life. A brain injury attorney, experienced in handling medical malpractice claims against obstetricians will be able to review the entire medical record of the birth, and in consult with a medical expert, determine if the physician's mistake caused brain injury to his client. 3. Sports related brain injury Another traumatic cause of brain injury in mostly young adults is contact sports. These injuries may start of as a minor concussion, which often gets ignored. However, continued exposure to direct hits, as in football, may exacerbate the condition. One in every five football players suffers from a head injury in a single football season, ranging from mild to severe. But coaches, trainers and team members aim to win, and a disability of a key player may put an entire season in jeopardy, thus some injuries, that may not be visible, tend to be trivialized and ignored. Sadly, failure to timely address brain injury may lead to atrophy and other neurological damage. Brain injury lawyers working closely with neurologists and sports injury experts will determine if there were symptoms a player exhibited that should have been addressed, such as confusion, headaches, loss of memory, and whether the failure to do anything about the player's injury will result in a negligence lawsuit. Once you find right brain injury lawyer, make an appointment for your legal consultation. They will handle the rest and walk you through the process so that you can finally get the claim that you deserve. Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Duffy & Duffy represent victims of medical negligence in the lawsuits. A brain injury lawyer with our firm is experienced in handling a variety of such cases, where brain injury can be caused in either traumatic or non-traumatic fashion. Related Articles - Medical Malpractice Lawyers, brain injury lawyer, brain injury attorney, Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!
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