The most important part of any case involving brain injury to make sure that whoever caused the injury takes full responsibility for what they did. This may include providing compensation for loss of earnings. But the most important losses involve the lack of autonomy, dignity, and individualism that are common to people who sustain brain damage. These cases are among the most dramatic and emotional cases we handle.
Brain injuries can lead to permanent physical and mental impairment. Medical malpractice including surgical mistakes, anesthesia errors, incorrect medication prescriptions, improper or late diagnosis, or other forms of negligence, can result in life-changing brain damage for a patient.
If you or someone you know has sustained brain injuries and is in need of representation in court, call us today for a free consultation.
The kinds of deficits people often sustain after a brain injury include:
- change of personality
- loss of independence
- loss of dignity
- need for anti-seizure medication
- erratic mood swings
- loss of employment
- loss of friends
- anger and loss of normal temperament
- impulse control and compulsive gesturing, vocalization, or eating
- inability to care of own needs
- inability to care of the activities of daily living ADLs
- increase dependence of others
- loss of individuality and self sufficiency
- shortened life expectancy
- need for home health aide
- need for OT and PT just to maintain current level of functioning
- need nursing home facility and constant supervision