Did you know there are multiple types of brain injuries, or the symptoms of a concussion? Empowering yourself with reliable information can help to keep your loved ones safe, as well as give you the knowledge of what to do in case you are ever involved in a situation that results in brain injury.
At Grewer Law, we are well versed in the medical and legal ramifications for those living with brain injury. In fact, with our Attorney Jack Grewer, Jr. at the helm, we are guaranteed to be up to speed on legal issues as well as the medical issues (Attorney Grewer is a Registered Nurse). Here is what you need to know.
Causes of Brain Injury
Brain injuries are typically divided into two major categories: those caused by traumatic brain injury and those caused my medical mistakes. Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI, occur when the head is shaken, struck, or hit by an external force. TBIs include more common injuries like concussions as well as serious injuries such as paralysis.
Other brain injuries are caused by medical mistakes. For example, people can become brain injured when deprived of oxygen during surgery or during birth. These types of brain injuries are just as devastating, if not more so, than TBIs.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Brain injuries of all types are unique to the individual, and symptoms may vary greatly from one patient to the next. This variance is what can make brain injuries, as well as their treatment, so tricky for medical professionals. Signs of brain injury can last for only a few hours, like a foggy feeling after a concussion, or forever, like aphasia after a car accident. Symptoms can include headaches, verbal difficulties, mood swings, and even paralysis.
What To Do
If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury, it is imperative that you assure you receive excellent medical care as well as long term support. If you find that your insurance is reluctant to cover what you need, or if the accident was caused by someone else, having an experienced attorney on your side is just as crucial. If you have faced a brain injury, give us a call to tell us your story. We would love to advocate for you.