The Georgia TBI Guy
Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you are reading this, your loved one has probably suffered a horrible accident somewhere in Georgia and sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result. First of all, I am so very sorry. This is one of the most life-changing injuries a person can endure and the next few days, weeks and months are critical. You need an experienced and specialized lawyer to help guide your loved one and your family through the coming storm. I devote myself 100% to help your loved one get through the medical and legal challenges to come, so that once we make it out of the storm together, your loved one will have plenty of money and resources to live a fulfilling and purposeful life without ever having to worry about the future. Your loved one’s case is not just about money – it is about peace of mind. I offer both.
What exactly is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the head suffers a severe trauma, damaging the brain. There are two types of TBI: open head injuries and closed head injuries. With an open head injury, the skull is penetrated by an object. A closed head injury occurs when the brain is forced against the skull, causing it to suffer damage. Both can result from a workplace accident, and both can have extremely severe complications like permanent cognitive impairment, loss of motor functions, permanent disability, and death.
When a victim suffers a TBI in a workplace accident, he or she can file a workers’ compensation claim to seek lifetime medical benefits, lifetime lost wages, specialized rehabilitation, housing, vehicles, modifications, etc. Every TBI affects people differently and we oversee your medical and employ the best, most specialized rehabilitation case managers to tailor a treatment plan just for your loved one.
Accidents that Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
Any time the head suffers an impact, the victim can suffer a TBI. A few types of accidents that can result in a TBI include:
- Vehicle collisions; and
- Contact with a falling or projectile object.
Some traumatic brain injuries are relatively minor, while others are severe to the point of requiring the victim’s skull to be surgically opened to alleviate brain swelling. A TBI’s severity is classified according to the Glasgow Coma Scale. By determining an injury’s severity, doctors can determine the most appropriate treatment.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Traumatic brain injuries are sometimes known as “invisible injuries” because with a closed head injury, the victim rarely shows physical symptoms.
Sometimes, it is easier for the people close to a victim to recognize TBI symptoms than it is for the victim to recognize them in him or herself. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Slurred speech;
- Sensitivity to light and sound;
- Blurred vision;
- An inability to recognize common items; and
- An inability to form new memories.
Long-term Complications of a Traumatic Brain Injury
If left untreated, even a minor TBI can have severe complications for the victim. This is why it is so important for you to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, even if you do not feel injured.
A few long-term complications a TBI victim can experience include:
- Mood swings;
- Loss of balance;
- An increased stroke and seizure risk;
- Loss of feeling in extremities;
- Memory loss;
- Language impairment; and
- An increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Work with an Experienced Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Call me. Even if it’s just to get a list of resources or no-strings-attached, free advice. Really. I am here to help in any way I can. However, if I am honored to represent your loved one in their case, I promise aggressive, knowledgeable and caring representation. We WILL get through this storm – together.
Contact DeMedeiros Injury Law – The Georgia TBI Guy – today to schedule your free consultation.