Connecticut Brain Injury Attorneys
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury or damage to the brain caused by trauma to the head. The severity can range from mild- such as a minor, brief change in cognitive capability- to severe, such as a lengthy period of unconsciousness, coma, or death. If you or a loved one suffered a preventable TBI or other head injury, and your physician or other healthcare providers caused or failed to properly treat your injury, you may have a legal claim. We at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can help.
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Causes of Brain Injuries
Crashes involving motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and recreational vehicles are primary causes of brain injuries.
Other causes may include:
- Slip and falls
- Sports injuries
- Problems during the birthing process
- Nursing home abuse
Brain injuries are among the most likely types of injuries to cause death or permanent disability. But if injuries are treated promptly and carefully, the impact of these injuries may be reduced.
Cognitive Impact of Brain Trauma
TBIs and other head injuries can impact victims’ abilities to:
- Create memories
- Engage with others
- Pay attention
- See and/or hear
- Solve problems
- Think abstractly
- Understand language
- Do other physical activities
If your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence or your healthcare provider failed to give you the immediate and appropriate medical care your TBI required, we can help. Contact our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Carter Mario today. We have experience litigating cases for TBI survivors, and we may be able to help you get the compensation you need for medical expenses, future medication costs, treatment and rehabilitation, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
We’ve compiled the following list of helpful resources to provide you with more information on TBI symptoms and statistics, treatment plans, and support groups.
- State of Connecticut Department of Social Services: Traumatic Brain Injury Project – Find out what the State of Connecticut has done to help residents suffering from TBIs, as well as its goals for future state initiatives and its service offerings for people suffering from disabilities.
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) – See how the BIAA works to improve the quality of life of TBI victims by advancing brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC has compiled a detailed list of symptoms, statistics, and other data to increase public awareness of how to help diagnose, treat, and prevent TBIs.
- National Association of State Head Injury Administrators – Here you can find a detailed list of state programs for people suffering from brain injuries, as well as information on important public policy legislation affecting TBI victims and their families.
- National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research – Learn about research being performed by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality of life of people suffering from TBIs and other disabilities.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research – Visit this federal agency’s website to see what steps are being taken to improve opportunities and accommodations for disabled Americans.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH – View information on government-supported research aimed at preventing and treating TBIs, including information on clinical trials, specific research programs, and outside organizations helping TBI victims.
- North American Brain Injury Society – See how this society of professionals is improving the treatment of TBI victims by moving brain injury science into real-life practice.
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