A brain injury can occur in many different situations due to negligence. You might be eligible to collect an award for your brain injury-related losses. Long Island Brain injury lawyers from Rosenberg & Gluck are familiar with state laws and brain injury case procedures.
We can guide you through your medical malpractice or injury case. Our lawyers will find out all they can about your situation to determine who could be liable for your pain and related losses.
For a free legal consultation with a brain injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900
Your Brain Injury Could Result in Damages for Your Long Island Family
A brain injury could have completely changed your life. You might have had to stay in the hospital, complete physical therapy, and take time off work. Your future might even be different because of your injuries. You might be able to cite the following losses in your claim:
- Medical costs: Hospital and doctor bills, treatments, MRIs, mobility aids like crutches, and prescription medications
- Lost wages: Paychecks, tips, bonuses, and other benefits you missed out on during your recovery
- Reduced earning capacity: The amount of money we project you likely lost due to your losses’ effect on your ability to work
- Pain and suffering: Your discomfort, inner suffering, emotional changes, and mental health struggles from the injury
You might face a long recovery. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims can take “months or years to recover,” according to the Journal of Neurotrauma. The Long Island Herald reports that other local brain injury victims have to dedicate a lot of time to their physical strength exercises. Your injury might not necessitate this kind of care. However, if it does, we will fight for the insurance company to cover all related losses.
Our personal injury lawyers will seek the maximum compensation entitled by law to ensure you can cover the exorbitant costs incurred. Many brain injury victims require lifelong assistive care, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other therapies. This can create an extreme financial hardship on families. We fight for fair compensation.
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TBI Symptoms and Effects That Could Entitle You to Compensation
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild or severe and may even go undetected for a considerable time, especially in children. However, a brain injury is not always “just a bump on the head.” Some symptoms and effects created by TBI include:
- Difficult thinking
- Memory problems
- Attention Deficits/Poor Concentration
- Mood swings
- Visual disturbances
- Sleep difficulties
- Loss of balance
Other brain injuries can cause similar symptoms that might lead to damages.
How Non-Medical Situations Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries and Related Losses
You or a family member might have suffered a TBI. Some causes of traumatic brain injury are:
A drunk, distracted, drowsy, or reckless driver could have rear-ended your vehicle, run you off the road, or T-boned you at a busy intersection. Your child might have also suffered an injury due to negligent supervision while competing in a city-run baseball league.
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What Can Cause Brain Damage; How Can It Be Caused By Negligence?
In addition to TBI, other types of brain injuries also occur that can be just as damaging. Common causes of these alternative brain injuries can include the following:
Oxygen Deprivation From Defective Products Could Make You Eligible for Damages
When oxygen is prevented from flowing to the brain, irreversible brain damage can occur within minutes. Respiratory failure, drops in blood pressure, and lack of oxygen in the airways can cause oxygen deprivation.
Drowning, smoke inhalation, and lack of proper ventilation are also circumstances where the brain may not get sufficient oxygen and can suffer as a result. Brain damage can result in memory disabilities and a general lack of awareness for individuals who survive such situations.
Heart Attacks and Strokes Might Occur Due to Lack of Diagnosis or Treatment
Often, people who have suffered from heart attacks or strokes lose mobility in certain or all parts of the body and cause speech to become very difficult. This is because heart attacks and strokes also deprive the brain of oxygen.
These occurrences block blood flow to the brain. In a stroke, blood vessels in the brain can also hemorrhage, directly damaging the cells in that area.
Open Head Injuries Can Result in Bodily Harm
Bullet wounds, objects that penetrate the skull, or falls that crack the skull can also create severe brain damage. Brain injuries can occur due to many kinds of negligence. Your lawyer can pursue your brain injury case against the at-fault parties on Long Island.
Toxic Exposure Can Happen to Workers and Other Individuals
Harmful chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, gas, lead, solvents, and pesticides can damage neurons and create brain injury. You could sue a responsible third party, like a manufacturer or contractor, if you were exposed to toxic substances at work.
If you were exposed in your home or as a patron at a business (like a hotel), you could hold the property owner responsible. The manufacturer or installer might also be at fault.
Your Doctor Might Have Failed to Diagnose an Infection
Bacterial and viral infections can cause encephalitis, which is a severe inflammation of the brain. Meningitis is another infection caused by bacteria, viruses, cancer, various diseases, and certain drugs. Meningitis results in inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Medical professionals should properly diagnose and treat illnesses. However, this does not always occur.
Your Doctor or MRI Technician Might Have Failed to See Your Brain Tumor
Brain tumors put pressure on areas of the brain, damaging the tissue and often causing major long-term issues. If your condition worsened because your team did not isolate and treat your cancer, you could be eligible to take action.
You could also file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one in this (or another) circumstance. Your family could recover an award for funeral expenses, your loved one’s medical costs, the decedent’s medical costs, and more.
A Birth Injury Can Cause Brain Damage; Doctors Might Ignore Warning Signs
Any mother knows that giving birth is no small feat, and complications can easily arise. There is a risk of brain injury for the baby during delivery when:
- Umbilical cords are twisted or compressed
- Babies are breech or positioned sideways
- Babies are too large to move easily through the birth canal
Doctors who fail to recognize the need to order a C-section can cause this type of birth injury, resulting in brain damage or cerebral palsy for the child being delivered. Misuse of tools like vacuum extractors or forceps might also cause brain injury.
Our Lawyers Can Handle Your Long Island Brain Injury Case
Any brain injury case requires attorneys who understand the complex issues that arise when fighting for the rights of those impacted by brain injuries. Brain injury cases arise from medical malpractice, where doctors fail to promptly diagnose and treat issues.
We believe in bringing the people responsible for injuries to justice. Your lawyer could accomplish by:
- Fighting for a fair settlement
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Taking your case to court, if necessary
- Filing paperwork
- Searching for evidence
- Providing legal advice
- Helping you stay within the statute of limitations
Our attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., in Holtsville, New York, have extensive experience in all types of brain injury cases. Do not take the unnecessary risk of trusting your case to lawyers who lack the level of skill and experience, along with the necessary resources to handle these complicated cases.
Our Firm Can Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Brain Injury Losses
Without the ability to perform daily tasks on their own, many victims of a traumatic brain injury must rely on the care of a loved one or a caretaker for assistance. This can quickly become expensive. You could fight for compensation from the liable parties.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, schedule a free initial meeting with our TBI lawyers. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has locations throughout Suffolk County, or we will come to you if you cannot travel. Call our brain injury law firm at (631) 451-7900 today.