We have the experience and resources to successfully handle complex brain injury cases.
When someone you love suffers a head injury, you will likely feel cheated, angry, and alone. Your doctors seem unable to tell you how long your loved one will suffer, if he will need long-term-care, or if he will ever be the same person he was before the accident—and to make matters worse, you’re not sure how much longer you will be able to pay for the costs of his treatment.
Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve after a head injury that resulted in:
- Traumatic Brain Injury. Concussions, contusions, and penetrating injuries are all common forms of traumatic brain injury. Any one of these can put a victim’s life at risk.
- Skull Fracture. If broken pieces of the skull burrow into the underlying tissues, victims may need surgery to remove the bone fragments and correct brain swelling and bleeding.
- Hematoma. An intracranial hematoma is a buildup of blood inside the skull that places pressure on the brain. Patients will often suffer seizures, amnesia, attention problems, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping even after the hematoma has been corrected.
- Early Death. In some cases, head trauma will be so severe that the brain cannot recover. If a brain injury caused wrongful death in Louisville, you must contact an attorney immediately to protect your loved one’s rights.
If someone you love has suffered a serious head injury in Kentucky, call Gray and White today at (800) 634-8767 to learn about your legal options.
Brain Injuries Caused by Trauma
It is estimated that over 1 million people per year will suffer some form of traumatic brain injury. Many of these are temporary, others will take months or years of medical treatment, and some will leave victims to suffer permanent damage.
Traumatic brain injury can be caused by any accident involving a severe blow to the head, including:
These injuries can happen to anyone, with varying degrees of recovery. For example, children can suffer head injuries caused by trauma, and if the condition is not treated quickly, the child could suffer developmental problems or lifelong mental and physical disabilities.
Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
As incredible as it sounds, many people will suffer a brain injury while they are already under medical care. Victims of brain damage caused by Kentucky hospital negligence may have been told that their condition was not serious, or have received improper treatment that led to irreversible consequences.
Medical error could have played a part in your brain injury due to:
- Anesthesiology Errors. Surgical patients who receive an improper dose of anesthesia may suffer amnesia, cognitive problems, or slip into coma due to over-sedation.
- Misdiagnosed Stroke. If you were dismissed from the hospital only to suffer a stroke a short time later, your medical provider can be held liable for your loss of mobility, speech impairment, bladder or bowel control issues, or the loss of function on one side of your body.
- Hypoxic Brain Injury. Many mistakes that lead to brain injury are caused by hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Depending on the length of oxygen deprivation, patients may suffer mental impairment, paralysis, or even cardiac arrest.
Severe brain damage can cause an irreversible change in the victim but also have a catastrophic impact on his or her family, friends, and caregivers. Patients may have to re-learn how to speak, walk, perform complicated motor functions, and even recover lost mental abilities—and still may never function in the same ways as before the accident.
How Gray & White Helps Kentucky Brain Injury Victims
The costs of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation can range from thousands to millions of dollars over the course of a victim’s lifetime. Patients may require assistive devices, physical therapy, speech therapy, and emotional counseling—of which much is not covered by standard insurance. In addition, many victims are unable to earn enough money to support themselves while in recovery, placing an enormous financial strain on victims and their families.
Our Louisville brain injury attorneys have dealt with these kinds of cases before. We know how to get the compensation you deserve for your loved one’s suffering, and we can advise you of your legal options at no cost to you. Call Gray and White today at (800) 634-8767, or fill out the contact form on this page to request your free consultation.