The phrase “brain injury” brings to mind images of people dealing with severe harm, struggling to maintain or return to a certain quality of life. Unfortunately, many people suffer brain injuries every year in a variety of circumstances, including car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, instances of medical malpractice (including birth injuries), or even intentional physical attacks.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, brain injuries often result from traumatic experiences such as a hit to the head or an object piercing the brain. Most people would recognize the signs of a serious brain injury, such as a persistent headache that grows worse, convulsions, vomiting, impaired ability to concentrate or speak, or dilation of the pupils. However, the more subtle symptoms of brain injuries may not be familiar to most people. Those symptoms include:
- brief loss of consciousness
- blurred vision
- ringing in the ears
- excessive, unexplained fatigue
- difficulties in remembering
- unexplained and persistent changes in mood or behavior.
Brain injuries require prompt diagnosis and treatment. People who suffer such injuries often need long-term physical, speech, or occupational therapy and other types of ongoing care—and both the diagnostic tools and the treatments are expensive.
If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or through the use of a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages (or, in more serious cases, loss of the ability to earn a living), related pain and suffering, and more. If the conduct that led to the injury was particularly blameworthy, whoever was responsible may also have to pay punitive damages, which are intended to punish and deter such behavior.
If you are considering pursuing compensation for a brain injury in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the experienced attorneys at Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C. are ready to help. Contact us today to ensure that key evidence is preserved and that filing deadlines don’t bar your road to financial recovery.
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