Traumatic Brain Injury
The study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its multiple causes is rapidly evolving. Doctors and scientist are only now beginning to understand the complexities of brain injury. The human brain is a delicate organ and susceptible to injury in a variety of ways. Injury can be caused by direct impact, by acceleration/deceleration alone, or by shock waves. In addition to direct trauma to the brain, a TBI can cause secondary injuries arising out of the disruption of blood flow to the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury is often classified by categories of severity ranging from a mild concussion to an irreversible vegetative state. The severity of a TBI is often measured by the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) rangesfrom 15 (normal) to 3 (unconscious for more than 24 hours).
We at Heimanson & Wolf, recognize that any brain injury is a serious injury. We have represented clients who have sustained brain injuries in automobile accidents, industrial disasters, falls, and a multitude of other traumatic events.
Our Los Angeles, California TBI lawyers have represented clients who have sustained brain injury during surgery as a result of the negligent delivery of anesthesia as well as infants who have sustained brain damage during the delivery process, and clients who suffered brain injury as a result of defective products, or environmental poisoning such as carbon monoxide exposure.
Center of Disease Control statistics demonstrate that each year over 2 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injury.
The care costs of a person with a severe brain injury can climb into the millions. Additionally, clients who have sustained traumatic brain injury often lose their ability to earn a living, and with it, their health insurance and other employment-related benefits. The attorneys at Heimanson &Wolf, have helped numerous clients who have sustained traumatic brain injury cover the costs of their rehabilitation and care. We work with teams of experts in the fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation, life care planning, neurology, neurosurgery and neuropsychology in order to properly assess the nature and extent of a client’s loss, so that through our representation we can secure full justice for our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or brain damage, as a result of the negligence of another, a defective product, or an environmental toxin, contact the Los Angeles based brain injury attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf. Along with our team of brain injury experts we have the special expertise and specialized medical knowledge in the area of brain injuries, to properly represent you and to help you on your road to recovery and tojust compensation.