Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Connecticut

Serving the injured in CT and NY

traumatic brain injury lawyer in ConnecticutEvery year as many as two million people sustain head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Over half a million head injuries or traumatic brain injuries year require hospitalization. Injuries to the head are so common that almost everyone in their lifetime will sustain some form of trauma to the head. Learning to recognize serious head injury and implementing basic first aid can save someone’s life.

Signs and symptoms of a head injury may occur immediately or develop slowly over several hours. The more serious head injuries cause deficits that vary with the degree of brain injury. These deficits may include: 

  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Personality changes
  • Hearing and/or vision loss
  • Loss of taste and/or loss of smell
  • Cognitive or learning deficits
  • Bleeding
  • Loss or altered level of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Skull fracture
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Pupil changes
  • Stiff neck
  • Slurred speech
  • Fluid draining from nose, mouth or ears
  • Increased drowsiness
  • Scalp wound

Diagnostic studies such as CT scans, MRIs, and x-rays are helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury. Delay in recognizing the brain injury can be severely harmful or even fatal. A full neurological examination on a repeated basis might be necessary when a brain injury is suspected.

Serious traumatic brain injuries may result from seemingly minimal trauma. Mild traumatic brain injuries may result in serious deficits. Get immediate medical treatment after any kind of head injury, even if it seems mild.

Traumatic brain injuries can result from the negligence of others, including: 

A traumatic brain injury or TBI, also referred to as head injury, head trauma, or concussion, is any trauma to the head that leads to injury of the scalp, skull or brain. 

Head injury can be classified as either closed or penetrating. In closed head injury, the head sustains a blunt force by striking against an object. In penetrating head injuries, a high velocity object breaks through the skull and enters the brain. 

Some head injuries result in prolonged or non-reversible brain damage. This can occur as a result of bleeding inside the brain (intracranial hematoma), or high shearing forces that damage the nerve cells of the brain (diffuse axonal injury). It can even occur as a result of an infection to the brain caused by blunt trauma (subdural empyema). 

A traumatic brain injury or TBI, also referred to as head injury, head trauma, or concussion, is any trauma to the head that leads to injury of the scalp, skull or brain. 

Head injury can be classified as either closed or penetrating. In closed head injury, the head sustains a blunt force by striking against an object. In penetrating head injuries, a high velocity object breaks through the skull and enters the brain. 

Some head injuries result in prolonged or non-reversible brain damage. This can occur as a result of bleeding inside the brain (intracranial hematoma), or high shearing forces that damage the nerve cells of the brain (diffuse axonal injury). It can even occur as a result of an infection to the brain caused by blunt trauma (subdural empyema). 

TBI injury attorney serving CT and NY

If you or a loved one has sustained a head trauma, brain injury, or TBI, do not hesitate to get medical attention.  If that trauma was a result of negligence or an accident, contact our law offices for a free consultation on your situation.

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