If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is critical to see a doctor immediately for proper medical treatment. In certain cases, you may require legal assistance with traumatic brain injuries in MA. The following is information that may be helpful.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, usually occurs when someone suffers severe head or bodily harm with direct or indirect damage to the brain. The amount of damage depends on the nature of the event as well as the force of impact. TBIs generally result in short and long-term memory loss, headaches and an inability to concentrate.
The severity of damage can also vary greatly. Minor injuries can involve isolated damage to the area of the brain directly below the point of impact. Major injuries can involve multiple areas of damage due to the brain hitting the walls of the skull, tearing of cellular structures from a rotational or blast injury, and bleeding, swelling or blood clots that can interrupt the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sports injuries and accidental falls are two common ways that someone can sustain brain damage. High impact sports, such as hockey, football, boxing and skateboarding, are inherently injury prone. Everyday tasks can also lead to injury. Accidental falls like slipping in the bathtub, falling from a ladder or even falling out of bed can cause just as much damage, especially in young children or the elderly.
Sadly, most TBIs are caused by much more violent means. This includes motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and work related injuries, fall injuries due to someone else’s negligence, domestic violence, and child abuse. Approximately 10% of all TBIs are caused by violence.
Legal Assistance with Traumatic Brain Injuries in MA
It is vitally important to treat a traumatic brain injury immediately. Quick access to medical tests such as MRIs, CT scans and neuropsychological testing, can resolve diagnostic questions so that you can move on and have restored quality of life. Working with neuropsychologists and other professionals are important sources of ongoing care. Unfortunately, these services can be very expensive and health insurance may not sufficiently cover the costs.
If you or someone you know has suffered from traumatic brain injuries in MA and need legal assistance contact John Tramontozzi and Tramontozzi Law. We have experience in helping traumatic brain injury victims obtain the continuing treatment they need to maintain the best quality of life possible. Contact John Tramontozzi.