Chicago Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain injuries are often permanent and almost always life changing, affecting the lives of both victims and their families.
Dealing with brain injuries
Just as the brain is a complex part of the body, so are the complications that result after such trauma. Statistically, almost everyone will experience an injury to their head in their lifetime so learning to recognize the signs of serious head injury are vital. According the Center for Disease control, approximately 1.7. million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries each year. Such brain injuries are a contributing factor in to 30.5% of all injury-related deaths and cause a substantial number of serious disabilities.
Brain injuries can occur anywhere
Brain injuries can have many causes such as car accidents, workplace injuries, slip and falls, bicycle accidents, diving or swimming accidents, medical malpractice, amusement rides, sports injuries and many more. You do not need to be hit on the head to have a brain injury. Lack of oxygen or whiplash are two examples of brain injuries with no contact.
Brain injury facts
Recognizing a brain injury can help you or a loved one, even save a life. Watching for the signs or behavioral changes after the trauma are vital. These include:
- Loss of consciousness, even for a few seconds
- Memory lapses, difficulty concentrating or slowness in thinking
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness, confusion or fogginess
- Loss of balance
- Persistent headaches or headaches that worsen
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Sensory problems, including blurred vision, ringing in the ears or a bad taste in the mouth.
- Seizures or convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Pupil dilation in one or both eyes
- Weakness or numbness in the fingers or toes
- Agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior
- Clear fluids draining from the eyes and nose
If any of these signs are present, seek emergency medical care immediately.
Contact our traumatic brain injury attorneys
Not only in a brain injury devastating to you or your loved ones, but the medical costs can debilitate you financially. The costs of a severe brain injury requiring constant medical care and permanent disability is something you should be compensated for if the injury is the fault of someone else. Call us as soon as possible for a free consultation. We will review your case and do our best to get your the restitution you deserve.
Contact Willens Law Offices to Receive a Free Consultation from an Experienced Attorney
To discuss your personal injury, medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death, or Illinois workers compensation case, call our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys today at (312) 957-4166 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Initially, we will listen to you and offer you guidance. We see this initial FREE consultation not only as a way for us to get to know you, but also for you to better understand who we are and what we can do, so you can feel comfortable making the decision as to which law firm to hire.
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