ADVOCACY FOR ARIZONA TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) VICTIMS
According to Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics, 1.7 million people are treated for a traumatic brain injury each year. About 275,000 patients need to be admitted to the hospital, instead of just getting emergency room treatment, each year. A traumatic brain injury is a head wound or blow that can cause loss of cognitive and physical functions and cause a great amount of psychological scarring as well. Many TBIs cause concussions. In the worst case, a TBI causes either an immediate or a lingering death.
FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF TBI VICTIMS
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, it is often up to the parents, adult children, or other family members to help the victim obtain justice. At Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale, Arizona traumatic brain injury lawyers work with the treating medical team, a broad range of therapists and psychologists, and other medical healthcare provides to understand the full range of help your loved one needs. Our firm strongly advocates in getting justice for victims injured by the wrongs of others. We hold responsible parties accountable for the life-altering changes they cause.
HOW A TBI OCCURS
Vehicle accidents are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. A driver or passenger who is thrown into a dashboard, the side of the car, into another rider, or is thrown from the actual car—can strike the object or human at high rates of speed. A TBI can also happened if someone falls on the property of another, is assaulted by a human, or attacked by an animal such as a dog. TBIs are also common at construction sites even when workers wear helmets.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS
The severity of a traumatic brain injury is usually analyzed according to the Glasgow coma scale. The scale examines the following symptoms:
• Motor Responses
The ability to obey commands, respond to stimuli, have proper reflexes, and other tests.
• Verbal Responses
Patients with a mild TBI have confused speech, though it may be coherent. More serious symptoms include making incomprehensible sounds and using jumbled phrases. In the worst cases, the victim can’t speak at all.
• Eye Opening
In severe cases, the victim can’t see. In other cases, he or she opens their eyes but only in response to pain or in response to speech by another person.
A TBI IS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THESE CATEGORIES
• People with a mild TBI generally recover.
• Patients with a moderate disability usually have physical and/or cognitive impairments which may or may not resolve. The patient normally lost consciousness for 30 minutes or more.
• Patients with a severe disability are in a coma.
• The worst living state is a vegetative state where there is no interaction with the environment.
• In tragic cases, the patient dies.
TBIs are often accompanied by damage to nerves and blood vessels, bleeding, and bruising. In some cases, the victim may suffer a stroke or a heart attack.
TYPES OF TREATMENTS REQUIRED FOR A TBI
Victims who suffer a traumatic brain injury can lose the ability to walk, their strength, and their coordination. The ability to write or hold a glass can be limited. Victims may also fail to remember people and/or events.
For many TBI victims, their work with a neurosurgeon, pain management doctor, and other physicians is just the start of their treatment. TBI victims may need to work with:
• Physical therapists
• Rehabilitation therapists
• Occupational therapists
• Vocational professionals
• Speech therapists
• Social workers
• Psychiatrists and psychologists
Many other medical professionals may also need to help the victim adjust to a new life.
CONTACTING A TOP SCOTTSDALE BRAIN INJURY LAWYER
Victims of traumatic brain injuries need immediate help. Quick medical help upfront can help reduce the severity of medical problems later. Fast legal help is needed to prepare the evidence, speak with witnesses, and question the responsible parties in or order to get the best settlement or jury award possible. For help now, call the Scottsdale personal injury law firm of Amar Esq. PLLC at 480.802.8232 or complete our contact form. Our Scottsdale traumatic brain injury law firm is ready to help you get justice. We see victims outside and away from the office when needed.
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We are personal injury & wrongful death lawyers in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Amar Esq. PLLC, we focus on providing effective trial lawyer and litigation abilities to ensure your voice is heard. Whether your matter settles or ends up at trial in front of a jury, we strive to regain the quality and enjoyment of life you deserve.