Signs that You Might Have a Brain Injury

Signs that You Might Have a Brain Injury

Personal Injury, Uncategorized
Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Also, objects that pierce the skull and damage brain tissues can cause these injuries. Brain injuries vary from mild to severe. Mild injuries temporarily affect the brain cells, while severe ones cause bleeding, bruising, and tearing of delicate tissue. Severe brain injuries can be life-threatening and cause lifelong impairments. Moreover, brain injury symptoms vary depending on the injury’s severity. The signs can be mental, behavioral, or physical. If someone else caused you this challenging and complex injury, you should speak with a Beverly Hills brain injury attorney about your rights. Physical Symptoms A person with a brain injury manifests different physical symptoms. Here are the leading ones. Lost consciousness that could last several minutes or indefinitelyPersistent headaches…
Read More
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in California

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in California

Personal Injury
A report from the National Conference of State Legislatures revealed that some 2.8 million new brain injuries are recorded annually. These cases produce the following each year: 5 million emergency room visits282,000 hospital admissions50,000 deaths But what causes these brain injuries in California? Below are some common causes and how a Beverly Hills brain injury attorney can help you file a claim for possible compensation. Medical Malpractice Medical negligence can cause brain injuries. For instance, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, and surgical mistakes can injure a patient’s brain. These cases happen often, though medical institutions hardly accept liability unless a victim has an experienced attorney. Motor Vehicle Accidents Vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of brain injuries. These accidents include high-impact collisions like head-on crashes or even seemingly minor rear-end collisions.…
Read More
Complications from Paralysis

Complications from Paralysis

Personal Injury
Paralysis is a medical condition that occurs when one loses strength and control over a muscle or group of muscles in a given body part. The real problem does not stem directly from the muscles but from the nerve cell chains connecting them to the brain. Moreover, paralysis can lead to many complications and additional medical issues. If someone else caused your paralysis injury, learn how a Beverly Hills catastrophic injury attorney can help you take legal action for your losses. Degrees of Paralysis Paralysis comes in various degrees, depending on severity. Paralysis can take any of the following forms: Partial: Here, a patient still has some control of their muscles.Complete: A patient loses 100% of their muscle function. It can either be permanent or temporary. Permanent: This occurs when…
Read More
Treatment After an Accidental Amputation

Treatment After an Accidental Amputation

Personal Injury
Amputation is the medical removal of a body part due to health reasons or the traumatic separation of a body part in an accident. Complete amputation involves the total removal of the affected body part, partial amputation removes much of the body part, but some of it remains on your body. In either situation, amputation can be extremely painful, traumatic, and life-altering. Accidental amputations require emergency medical care and often ongoing treatment for years to come. Once your health is stable, learn how a Beverly Hills catastrophic injury attorney can help you if someone else was at fault for your injuries. Amputation Complications Just like all other medical issues, an amputation can develop complications requiring further treatment. Different factors determine the risk of an amputation developing complications. For instance, a…
Read More
What Burn Injuries Need Medical Treatment?

What Burn Injuries Need Medical Treatment?

Personal Injury
Burns occur when electricity, radiation, sunlight, heat, chemicals, or other hot liquids or surfaces damage skin tissue. Most burns are accidental, painful, and can cause infection if not treated well. Annual estimates show that half a million Americans seek medical attention for their accidental burns each year. Burns come in different degrees, with each degree requiring suitable attention. Some burns require medical treatment, while others don’t. However, a doctor can determine a burn’s extent and prescribe appropriate treatment, and it never hurts to get a medical examination. Then, if you believe someone else caused your burns, find out how a Beverly Hills catastrophic injury attorney can help you with a possible injury claim. Types of Burns Burns come in three primary levels, depending on their severity. Your medical provider can…
Read More
Diagnóstico de Lesión Cerebral luego de un Accidente

Diagnóstico de Lesión Cerebral luego de un Accidente

Personal Injury
Las víctimas de accidentes se benefician de recibir atención médica inmediata después de un percance. En algunos casos, han sufrido lesiones cerebrales traumáticas (LCT), pero el impacto no es evidente hasta días o meses después. Esto es lo que las personas deben hacer para que les diagnostiquen sus lesiones cerebrales. Obtener Ayuda Médica Si ha habido algún tipo de fuerza de trauma, debe consultar a un neurólogo. Incluso si no se siente herido, debe hacerse un examen exhaustivo. Muchas personas no se dan cuenta de que han sufrido una lesión cerebral traumática porque los efectos tardan un tiempo en aparecer. Obtener un diagnóstico rápido podría iniciar el proceso de tratamiento de la lesión. Cualquier retraso en el tratamiento podría hacer que la afección empeore. Como se Diagnostican las Lesiones Cerebrales…
Read More
The Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

The Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Personal Injury
When you file a lawsuit or claim for a spinal cord injury, understanding how much your case is worth is critical. More than almost any other injury, this condition will mean steep lifetime costs. While the average cost of a spinal cord injury exceeds $1 million, these statistics do not tell you much. What matters is how much you would lose or need to spend over the course of a lifetime because of this injury. Your accident settlement depends on your own suffering. Spinal Cord Injury Expenses Can Be Prohibitive The worse your spinal cord injury, the more your costs. For example, the costs of high tetraplegia can average four times the cost of a lesser spinal cord injury. Here is what you may need to pay for over time:…
Read More
Mistakes by Bus Companies that Lead to Accidents

Mistakes by Bus Companies that Lead to Accidents

Personal Injury
While bus accidents are not common, many lead to severe injuries when they do occur. There are news reports of mass casualty bus accidents, especially when the vehicle overturns. Oftentimes, the bus company is to blame for the accident through their negligence. Here are some mistakes that bus companies make that injure passengers. Negligent Hiring The bus driver has the lives of the passengers in their hands. You would think that bus companies would be extremely careful about whom they choose to drive. Oftentimes, the bus company will put inexperienced or poorly trained drivers on the road. The company may not even closely check the operator’s driving record or criminal history before giving them the keys. Negligent Driving Bus drivers may be under pressure for an on-time arrival. The bus…
Read More
Injuries from Bus Crashes

Injuries from Bus Crashes

Personal Injury
While bus crashes are rare, passengers often suffer serious injuries. They are not wearing seatbelts, and they are thrown around in the bus. The resulting trauma could cause death or significant injuries. Buses are large and heavy, and the force of the crash is greater than that of a passenger vehicle. Their centers of gravity mean that they could overturn in an accident. Those are the accidents that usually have mass fatalities. Head and Neck Injuries Are the Most Severe The most severe injuries from bus crashes are when there is head and neck trauma. Without any kind of restraint, passengers are thrown from their seats. Their head may hit the seat in front of them or another object in the vicinity. This could cause a traumatic brain injury. In…
Read More
How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Career

How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Career

Personal Injury
One of the common elements of accident-related damage is lost wages. You can also be paid when an accident injury cuts your ability to earn money. One common injury that does this is a brain injury (TBI). Here is how a TBI could harm your career. Concentration A TBI could impact your ability to concentrate. In any profession, you need to be able to think about what you are doing.  You may also not be able to think when you are subject to stress because your brain injury overloads you. Your ability to think could suffer depending on where your brain was damaged. Irritability TBIs also cause people to become irritable. Oftentimes, they cannot process emotions in the same way as others. In a work setting, it could mean that…
Read More