Tamarac Brain Injury
Statistics show that the most common causes of brain injury in Florida include falls, which account for 42% of traumatic brain injuries. Traffic accidents, including car accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents, a chapter book 21% of traumatic brain injuries in the state. Gun violence and other forms of violence are also leading cause of brain injuries in Florida. In addition, sports injuries, boating injuries, recreational injuries, and other incidents can all lead to severe brain damage and brain trauma as well.
No matter what has caused your brain injury, if you have sustained a serious personal injury in Tamarac or your community, you need legal advice. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would be pleased to review your legal options with you in a free consultation. Contact our full service law offices at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) any time if you need legal advice or representation.Diagnosing And Treating Brain Injury
There are many things that can go wrong with the brain and can cause injury, including:
- Birth injury
- Spina bifida
All of these can have a severe impact on brain injury patients and can deprive them of time with loved ones as well as a full, valuable life. In addition to these types of injuries, however, traumatic brain injuries are also very common. These can occur as a result of falls, traffic accidents in Tamarac, and other incidents in which a patient’s head comes into contact with a hard surface or is shaken violently.Getting Help After a Serious Injury
Unfortunately, in many brain injury cases it can be difficult for patients to get properly diagnosed and treated. Patients sometimes do not present symptoms right away and this can mean that life-saving treatment is delayed. In addition, diagnosing brain trauma can be difficult and often requires evaluation by specialists. In some cases, medical malpractice means that patients are misdiagnosed and do not get life-saving treatment in time.
Brain injury treatments are developing all the time, but treatments are expensive. Gene therapy, surgeries, and medications can all help brain injury patients deal with some of the symptoms and can help treat some of the injuries sustained in a serious brain injury. In some cases, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other treatments can also help restore some function and can help a brain injury lead a fuller life.
Unfortunately, while new treatments are being developed all the time some brain injury patients continue to be permanently affected and may not recover all of their mobility, cognitive function, memory, and other lost abilities. In addition to expensive treatments, these brain injury patients may require at-home care or even an assisted-living facility. It can be expensive and devastating for families to try to provide the best quality medical care for a brain injury patient in the family only to realize that the bills add up to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a serious, permanent brain injury, it is not unusual for the injury to cost more than a million dollars or even millions of dollars over a lifetime in lost potential wages, medical bills, care services, and other expenses.
You don’t have to face the future alone. Get legal advice about your situation; you may find that Florida has remedies you can pursue in your case. To find out whether you have a legal case or other options, contact Flaxman Law group today for a free, no obligation case assessment.