Get compensated for primary and secondary injuries

After being in a car accident, you may be left with a number of injuries. One of the worst is a brain injury, which directly affects your memory, motor functions, speech and other aspects of your life. When a brain injury is diagnosed after an accident, the patient is likely to have both primary and secondary injuries. Primary injuries are the initial injuries that happen at the time of the accident. For example, if you hit your head on a dashboard and fracture your skull, this would be a primary injury. A localized injury is another kind of primary injury. Continue Reading

World Wrestling Entertainment faces lawsuit from former wrestlers

Multiple traumatic impacts to the head can lead to chronic brain conditions like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or hemorrhages; while hemmorrhages and other impacts of concussions can be spotted, CTE typically can’t be identified until after death. If you’ve been injured and have lasting head trauma, it’s important to work with your attorney to obtain compensation, much like these wrestlers are today. World Wrestling Entertainment is being sued by former pro wrestlers in a lawsuit alleging that they have suffered long term neurological injuries while working for the company. The lawsuit claims that the company failed to care for the wrestlers Continue Reading

You deserve compensation when you suffer a brain injury

Suffering an injury of any kind can be life altering, but brain and spinal injuries are some of the most devastating. Every 23 seconds, a person in the United States suffers from a traumatic brain injury, which can affect him or her for the rest of his or her life. At present, there are around 5.3 million Americans living with disabilities related to traumatic brain injuries. While falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, there are other causes. For instance, a car crash can result in a traumatic brain injury if you stop too quickly or are Continue Reading

The facts about traumatic brain injuries

Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can change your life. If you suffer one in a car accident or because you were hurt by a dangerous animal or workplace accident, it’s important that you seek out compensation; this kind of injury can be financially draining and can impact your ability to work. Traumatic brain injuries are more common than you may think. Every year, at least 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in the United States alone. These injuries often contribute to death, with around 30.5 percent of all injury-related deaths being caused by traumatic brain injuries. The Continue Reading

Should you settle when you suffer a brain injury?

Brain injuries are some of the most serious consequences that can result from an accident. Whether you’re in a car accident or get hurt at work, hitting your head can cause immediate and severe consequences. After you suffer an injury, it’s important to get the immediate medical care you need. Then, you or a representative should reach out to begin making a claim for compensation. If someone else’s negligence resulted in your injury, then a personal injury claim may be right for you. If you were hurt at work, then workers’ compensation may kick in. There are many factors to Continue Reading

You deserve to be fairly compensated for your pain and suffering

It’s hard to live a life with a brain injury; even a mild injury can leave you with headaches, difficulty with your sight and other issues. It’s important to know that you have the right to seek out compensation after you’re in an accident that results in a brain injury. Your injury is a result of someone else’s negligence, and you should be fairly compensated for that. A traumatic brain injury happens because you’ve suffered a severe blow to the head. In your case, the skull either spun too quickly for the brain to turn, or the brain struck the Continue Reading

Diagnosing a head injury: How a brain injury is identified

A head injury has to be identified and diagnosed before you can do anything to file a claim or make a request for compensation. Your attorney needs to know how bad an injury is to make suggestions to you about your case. What you will need to know is the full diagnosis of a head injury before you decide to move forward. To diagnose an injury to the head, medical providers use the Glasgow Coma Scale, known as the GCS. This test has 15 points and assesses the mental status of a patient. If a patient scores high on the Continue Reading

How is a traumatic brain injury handled by medical staff?

Suffering an injury can change your life in many ways. For those suffering from a traumatic brain injury, the implications can be devastating. A traumatic brain injury is a type of acquired brain injury. It’s not always something that can heal quickly; while some patients may find they’ve recovered in a few weeks, others may take a lifetime. Whenever you suffer a brain injury, you need to seek medical help immediately and worry about your settlement or legal obligations after you’re physically stable. It’s impossible to reverse damage once it’s done in most cases, so treatment focuses on reducing the Continue Reading

Bite injuries: Secondary infections, brain injuries and disease

Secondary injuries from bite wounds can be dangerous for patients. Several issues could lead to injuries to the brain, so it’s vital to obtain treatment following a bite and to make sure the owner of the animal is held liable for your injuries. Bite wounds don’t only affect the initial area of injury. Consider the fact that bacteria and viruses could enter your body at the site of the injury; that bacteria or virus could spread, making you sick. Some kinds of diseases you can suffer from, like rabies, will affect your body and brain, putting your life at risk. Continue Reading

What are some complications of brain injuries?

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a workplace accident or car crash, you could be facing some complications or be at risk of them. These are some things you should consider when you seek compensation, so you know you’re covered and have the money needed for these medical concerns. Seizures are one kind of complication you may suffer from after a brain injury. These typically happen within the first week of your injury, but it’s also possible that the seizures will be ongoing. When that happens, it’s called post-traumatic epilepsy. Sometimes, this will calm and stop, but other Continue Reading

Your traumatic brain injury: Get the compensation you deserve

As a victim of trauma, one of the injuries you may now face is a traumatic brain injury. There are many kinds of injuries that can take place, but this kind is particularly serious because of how it can affect you. You may suffer symptoms like a loss of consciousness, difficulties with your memory or difficulties speaking. Your attorney can help you get the compensation you need for your injury, but you should understand how your injury will affect you to know why it’s so important to be compensated fairly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that a Continue Reading

Will my memory return following a brain injury?

After you suffered a brain injury, you may have found that your memory wasn’t as good as it used to be. Or, perhaps you suffered some amnesia, which made it hard to know who you were or made it hard to recall events that took place in the past. These issues are cognitive problems that may resolve on their own, but you may also need to work on recovery with a number of techniques. Short-term memory loss is one of the issues that affects many people who suffer brain injuries. It can be delayed in recovery, even if other functions Continue Reading

Brain damage and spinal injuries can change your life

Spinal injuries and brain injuries are two types of injuries that can change your life completely. They have an impact on almost every part of your life, from how you walk to how you speak to others or feel your own body. When you suffer an injury to your spine or brain because of someone else’s negligence, you’re in a position where you can make a claim to be compensated. Sometimes, it’s easy to get the compensation that is fair and just, but other times, you and your attorney may need to fight for the compensation you deserve. There are Continue Reading

How do you define the severity of your brain injury?

After you’re in a car accident, you’ll likely be working with your lawyer to determine how to get the most compensation for your injuries. One thing you’ll need to do is to be able to show the kind of injury you have and explain how it impacts your life. There are many kinds of brain injuries, so defining what yours is will help the court or the insurance company issuing a settlement decide on a fair payout. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common. A concussion can happen if you hit your head or are impacted by something Continue Reading

Suffered a spinal cord or brain injury? Get compensation

Spinal cord and brain injuries are some of the worst you can suffer. With damage to the spinal cord, you could be left with paralysis or in pain, and brain injuries can make you have to relearn to speak, walk, or perform other actions. Your memory could be hindered, and you may no longer be able to work the kinds of jobs you did before you were injured. Brain and spinal cord injuries range in severity from very mild to severe or life-threatening conditions. Bleeding on the brain, for instance, can put pressure on the brain that leads to the Continue Reading

Man suffers permanent brain damage due to listeriosis

There are some kinds of personal injuries that you may not expect to lead to brain damage. For instance, falling ill with food poisoning, which is fairly common, generally ends with vomiting or fever, but most people come away unscathed. In some severe cases, people may need to be hospitalized, but even then, most recover. That’s not been the case for the man in this story. If you eat Blue Bell foods, then you may want to know about the listeria outbreak that resulted in him suffering a permanent brain injury. According to the story, a man missed work and Continue Reading

What is a brain injury; are there different types?

Brain injuries come in many forms, which can make a brain injury hard to identify. Interestingly, because each brain injury is one of a kind, no one, not even your doctors, will be able to predict every possible side effect or the length of treatment needed. After you suffer a brain injury in an accident or following a trauma, you’ll likely have symptoms like memory loss or pain. Several kinds of brain injuries exist with different symptoms, though. A concussion, for instance, happens when the brain is impacted and swells. This is the most common type of brain injury, but Continue Reading

Get compensated after a pedestrian accident in Massachusetts

Have you been injured in a car accident while riding your bike or walking through Massachusetts? If you were injured because the driver of the vehicle was being negligent, you are in a position where you can likely seek compensation for your injuries. Your injuries could be completely debilitating, leaving you with pain every day. You could be struggling with broken bones, nerve damage, or a traumatic brain injury. Perhaps you’ll recover from these injuries, but if you find that the damage is permanent, you’ll need to adjust your lifestyle. You could be tired from the pain or find it Continue Reading

Neurosurgeons on the decline while brain injury reports grow

Being unable to get the treatment you need can lead to a number of problems for your health. Imagine going to the hospital for the treatment of a broken arm, but then you find out that no one knows how to set the bone. That could lead to infection or long-term pain as the bone heals improperly. Because of specialist procedures, hospitals and clinics need medical personnel trained in all kinds of operations and procedures. If any procedure can’t be done, a patient could be left suffering. This may be a concern in the future for you or others who Continue Reading

Children’s vulnerability to traumatic brain injuries

Anyone of any age can be involved in an accident that damages the functioning of the brain but some groups, including children, are more prone than others to suffer. Traumatic brain injuries affect about 1.7 million Americans each year. The most likely TBI patients are 65 and older, children under age 5 and teens, ages 15 to 19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 80 percent of the people diagnosed with TBIs between 2002 and 2006 were released following emergency room treatment. Another 275,000 people were admitted to hospitals and 52,000 died from brain trauma. TBIs can be Continue Reading

Settlement favors Massachusetts head trauma victim

 Most Boston parents would go to any lengths to make sure their children receive needed medical care. The parents of a Massachusetts teen have been doing just that since March 2011, when their 13-year-old son was hit in the head by a ball during baseball practice at a Northfield school. The boy’s parents were called to take the student home. School officials apparently didn’t recognize how serious the teen’s condition was. The teen later was airlifted to a Worcester medical facility, where he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. The seventh grader underwent several surgeries during a two-month hospital Continue Reading

What are signs of a traumatic brain injury?

A first-degree burn is considered an injury that usually can be treated without professional medical assistance. The same is not true for a traumatic brain injury, despite the fact some Boston patients are diagnosed with “mild” TBIs. The victim of a mild TBI may suffer from immediate or delayed symptoms that must be treated seriously. TBIs are caused by direct injuries or indirect forces that shake, bruise and damage our most vital organ. A TBI can produce symptoms affecting a patient’s physical, mental and emotional state. Short-term, long-term or permanent brain dysfunction is possible following a traumatic brain injury. A Continue Reading

Fatal brain injuries in Massachusetts workplaces

Workers’ compensation benefits pay medical costs and replace wages for Massachusetts employees injured on the job. Benefits cover costs associated with work-related accidents and illnesses when injuries prevent an individual from working. Death benefits are also available. Some workers suffer fatal brain injuries. For survivors, a traumatic brain injury can mean long-term care or permanent disability — a life changer, not just for victims but for their families, too. Workers’ comp benefits often aren’t enough to address the needs of TBI victims and their loved ones, but legal claims against careless parties can result in monetary relief. A lot of Continue Reading

Man suffers brain injury after auto-pedestrian accident

Car accidents and falls are two of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Any car accident carries the risk of a head injury, but a crash that involves a car and a pedestrian is even more likely to cause serious injury. In these types of crashes, the impact often throws the pedestrian several feet onto the road, which can cause irreversible brain damage in severe cases. A 38-year-old man was hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after being hit by a car in Gloucester. According to reports, the man was walking along Maplewood Avenue in Gloucester when Continue Reading

Man suffers head trauma in Massachusetts accident

Two people were injured in a head-on collision in Boston on Sept. 10. According to reports, the accident took place just outside of an Easton pizzeria around 8:30 p.m. A black 2005 Nissan Altima and a 2005 Subaru Legacy were both involved. The investigation into the accident was ongoing, and it was not immediately clear which vehicle had gone left of center or how the accident occurred. The female driver of the Nissan Altima, reported as being in her mid-20s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Boston hospital by ambulance after a MedFlight helicopter could not be used Continue Reading