A brain injury is one of the most devastating injuries an individual or family is faced with. Not only does the brain injury affect the injured person physically, emotionally, and mentally, but it also has a tragic effect on the family as well. The person who suffered the traumatic brain injury (TBI) is no longer the same person. The damage can be mild and manifest itself by slight personality changes, or be horrific, causing permanent disabilities and 24-hour-a-day care. The emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion as well as the financial stress can be overwhelming for all involved. At Dellacona Law Firm, we want to ease those burdens and assist the injured and the family in having the best quality of life possible. I, along with my staff at Dellacona Law Firm, are passionate about getting you justice and the assistance you need to deal with the consequences of someone else’s carelessness.
What is TBI?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe injury to a person’s brain that can be caused by a direct blow to a person’s head in a car wreck, by an 18-wheeler truck striking your car, by a fall in a hospital, while working on a construction site, or during a mismanaged birth.
TBI Symptoms include:
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms caused by one of the events listed above, or by any event involving a blow to the head, seek medical care right away. The sooner a TBI is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated, giving you the best chance at recovery.
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Brain Injury FAQS
Do TBI patients sleep a lot?
Excessive or unusual fatigue is a symptom of a TBI, including those injuries caused by a concussion. Other symptoms include the symptoms listed above (pain in the head or neck, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, disorientation, persistent confusion, memory problems, blurred vision, and a loss of balance).
Does a TBI shorten your life?
Just like every person’s brain is unique, so is every TBI. Depending on what area of the brain was damaged and how, a TBI may have no impact on the person’s lifespan. However, most accident survivors with TBIs will require additional medical care for the rest of their lives. TBIs can greatly impact a person’s ability to care for themselves, earn a living, and maintain relationships with family, friends, and others. Legal damages for brain injuries include medical bills and lost wages as well as the injury’s impact on the person’s quality of life. As a nurse and attorney experienced in representing individuals with TBIs, I can help you and your loved ones get the care and treatment needed and justice for the injuries caused by another’s negligence, including the monetary compensation that Georgia law allows in these situations.
How long does it take to recover from a severe brain injury?
Unfortunately, that is an impossible question to answer. Some individuals recover in a short amount of time, others never improve, and others get worse. Recovery is dependent on the mechanism of injury (how it occurred), the amount of brain injured, and how quickly treatment was initiated.
Does a TBI go away?
The brain is a remarkable organ, but its ability to heal itself from an injury is limited. The sooner a TBI is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated, and the better the chance for some type of recovery.
How do you prove TBI?
Diagnostic tests like MRIs and CT scans will often show changes in the brain indicative of a TBI. Experts in neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and other professionals can perform various examinations and tests to pinpoint deficiencies and changes in a person’s ability to problem solve, their memory capacity, and other areas.
Dellacona Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your case and to advise you about your legal options. To set up your free consultation, call us at 478-477-9000.