Cleveland 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.
How Can I Tell I’ve Suffered A Brain Injury?
Diagnosing and treating brain injuries can be challenging. The first thing you should do after experiencing an injury is to get a medical examination. In order to assess if you’ve suffered brain damage, a doctor will perform a neurological exam. This exam includes a series of tests that will evaluate your:
- Thought process
- Motor function
- Sensory functions
- Physical coordination
Contrary to what you might think, MRIs and CT scans do not diagnose traumatic brain injuries. However, these tests and X-Rays can help rule out and identify other internal injuries such as skull fractures.
What Are the Symptoms of TBI?
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
Should I File A Cleveland Brain Injury Lawsuit Immediately?
The first step is not always to file a lawsuit. First, our brain injury attorneys can help you collect and submit the required paperwork to the responsible party’s insurance company. These papers include medical bills, treatment records, and accident reports.
With our experience as brain injury lawyers, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. However, if you feel that you did not receive fair compensation, we can help you start the process of filing your claim in court.
What makes the US healthcare system so expensive?
The US healthcare system is expensive for a number of reasons. Doctors and nurses in the US are paid more than other industrialized countries, for one. Another reason is that many drug prices are not regulated. This is the biggest area of medical cost increases in the US.
What If A Brain Injury Leads to Wrongful Death?
When someone sustains a TBI, the odds of death do increase. Thankfully, not every Cleveland brain injury case leads to wrongful death. However, if you have lost a loved one after they experienced a brain injury from an accident, our attorneys can help you work through your next steps.