Brain injuries can come in varying levels of severity, and each one is traumatic in unique ways to the victim. Recovery from a brain injury may take long periods or may not fully occur at all. Many victims of brain injury will suffer lifelong effects from the damage that will affect their loved ones, as well. Diagnosing and treating brain injuries can be challenging, and you and your loved ones deserve compensation for pain and suffering sustained from the negligence of another.
If you or a loved one has recently endured a traumatic brain injury, working with an experienced legal team is a must to ensure you are adequately compensated for your loss. The Cochran Firm in Cleveland has an experienced team of personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys who are here to help you take legal action. Learn more about brain injury trauma and how our lawyers in Ohio can help you win compensation on your legal claim.
Traumatic Brain Injury Claims and Lawsuits
Head and brain trauma can happen in several ways, from car accidents to medical malpractice. After a traumatic brain injury, the victim may not even fully realize the damage they have sustained, or the signs don’t become apparent until later. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, come in severity levels of mild, moderate, and severe. Diagnosing the level of damage is not black and white, so enlisting an experienced personal injury attorney is a must in a lawsuit.
A brain injury has been sustained by the victim when any of the following disruptions occur according to ACRM:
- Loss of consciousness for any amount of time
- Memory loss of events before, during, or after the incident
- An altered mental state including and not limited to disorientation, confusion, loss of focus or feeling dazed
The level of severity is left up to the interpretation of how adversely the victim has been affected. Brain injury is often known as an invisible injury, making it more challenging to diagnose. Severity can be determined by how the victim is affected by symptoms, the pain they may endure, and the burdens imposed on their daily life.
Other symptoms may include:
- Memory loss
- Loss of consciousness
- Visual disturbances
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of smell (anosmia)
- Mood swings
- Concentration problems
- Problems with focus and attention
How a Brain Injury Attorney Can Help You
Traumatic brain injuries at any level of severity are complex, and it can be difficult to measure pain and suffering. The Cochran Firm Cleveland has experience building personal injury and medical malpractice claims involving brain injury. Our team has access to resources like neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, and neurologists to help diagnose TBI and determine its extent.
In a court setting, giving evidence of the damage and explaining the pain and suffering that has come with it are critical components of winning compensation for clients. The Cochran Firm can help build your case against the negligent party to ensure you receive care and the ability to recover from damages financially.
Ohio Brain Injury Lawyers at The Cochran Firm
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm are well versed in personal injury and medical malpractice law. If your quality of life has deteriorated from a brain injury, give us a call. Our experienced team of lawyers will provide you with qualified legal representation in Ohio.
Johnnie L Cochran Jr. founded The Cochran Firm over 40 years ago. His practice was founded on his dedication to defending individuals and families in their time of need.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, please get in contact with us today. Our firm offers FREE consultations to evaluate your case and organize it to move forward in court or the settlement process. Please book an appointment here or give us a call.