A traumatic brain injury occurs either from blunt force head trauma or from an object entering the skull and damaging brain tissue. Most commonly, a TBI occurs when rapid motion causes the brain to collide with the skull. This leads to bruising of brain tissue and can even rupture blood vessels.
A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. A mild traumatic brain injury is also referred to as a concussion. Symptoms of a TBI include brief loss of consciousness, headache, and ringing in the ears. In more severe cases, the victim may enter a vegetative state. If brain damage affected parts of the brain that control movement, the victim may even wake up paralyzed, leading to lifelong impairment. A TBI can also be a cause of wrongful death if there is a secondary head trauma or if the damage from the initial injury was severe enough.
Although TBIs are a result of head trauma or other sudden trauma to the brain tissue, there are other types of brain injury. These are a result of damage to the brain due to a loss of blood flow or other causes besides blunt force trauma. Medical malpractice will result in this type of brain injury more often than it will result in a typical TBI.
There are many medical errors that may result in brain damage. These include:
● Medication errors and overdoses
● Failure to diagnose or incorrect diagnosis
● Infection caused by surgery
● Errors during brain-related surgeries
Any brain injury that occurs due to medical malpractice should be dealt with through prompt legal action.
Contact sports are a common cause of TBIs. Sports concussions have become a topic of discussion in recent years. Luckily, this has led to important changes in protocol, such as improved helmet technology and required breaks for any players who experience head trauma.
Motor vehicle accidents are also a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. In a collision, your head and neck may move rapidly forward and backward, causing your brain to collide with your skull. If you experience a TBI in a car accident, it is important to see a health care professional right away to determine the severity. It is also essential that you contact a Tucson car accident lawyer if you believe that another party was at fault for the accident. We can help you get coverage for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages related to your TBI.
Slip and fall accidents are another potential cause for TBIs. If you hit your head as you fall, it can cause a TBI and even a skull fracture. TBIs and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are two of the most serious types of injuries you can sustain in a slip and fall. Both often involve long-term treatment and rehabilitation. Since the costs of these injuries can be so high, it’s important that you get the money you need to cover your expenses. A Tucson personal injury lawyer can help you with this.
If you or a family member sustained a TBI due to negligence or malpractice, our Tucson personal injury attorneys are here to help. We will make sure that you get the care you are entitled to and will fight to get you fair compensation. Before you talk to any insurance company, you need to speak with an attorney who can help guide you and will make sure your rights are protected. At Grabb & Durando, we are professional personal injury lawyers. Our compassionate approach and thorough understanding of Arizona laws makes us a smart choice for you and your loved ones.