Memphis Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Protecting the Rights of the Injured
Advocating for those suffering from TBI after a motor vehicle accident in Memphis, Jackson and throughout West Tennessee
Falling and hitting your head, surviving a car accident, or being struck in a violent attack are all events that can lead to a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury or concussion can have significant and lasting impacts on a person's physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning. Sometimes brain injury symptoms do not appear immediately following the head trauma, but the effects of the injury can grow worse with time.
The experienced Memphis traumatic brain injury attorneys at the law firm of Bailey & Greer, PLLC are here to represent you when a serious injury disrupts your life. We provide personalized service for every client, and our clients enjoy the benefits of working with an excellent team with a solid reputation for successfully resolving every type of personal injury case.
What is traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or some other penetrating head injury which disrupts the normal functioning of the brain (The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A TBI can range between mild and severe with a mild concussion being the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Motor vehicle crashes and falls are the leading causes of TBI, and the most severe injuries can cause death or permanent disability.
What are the symptoms of concussion and mild TBI?
A mild TBI is one where the loss of consciousness is less than 30 minutes. Some of the symptoms of TBI might include:
- Vertigo, loss of balance
- Blurred vision, seeing stars
- Sensitivity to light
- Problems with concentration and memory
It is important to note that a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and who has been subject to deceleration forces may suffer from a brain injury despite not having had direct trauma to the head. The forces involved in snapping the head back and forth in the crash causes the brain to slam into the inside of the skull causing serious injury.
$7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement for Child Who Sustained Brain Damage
Our client, a young child, suffered brain damage following the loss of oxygen after a routine medical procedure. The doctors and nurses involved were aware that he was being deprived of oxygen but did not take the proper steps to correct the problem. Due to his permanent brain damage, the child will be dependent upon others for all activities of daily living for the rest of his life. With any settlement, we hope the family will have the financial means to care properly for the child. We also hope the doctors and hospital involved will act more carefully in the future.
What impact does TBI have in a person's life?
All brain injuries are unique. The type and nature of the injury along with the age and health of the person at the time of the injury will influence what kind of long-term effects a person will suffer after a brain injury. A TBI can affect:
- Thinking (memory and reasoning)
- Sensation (sight and balance)
- Language (communication, expression and understanding)
- Emotion (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression and social inappropriateness) (CDC)
Other consequences of TBI include:
- Cognitive defects
- Premature death
Breakthrough treatments for traumatic brain injury
Because traumatic brain injury is so pervasive, and because it has lasting, often debilitating impacts on those suffering from its effects, researchers continue to study TBI to find new treatment options. The following are just a sampling of some of the innovations in the treatment of traumatic brain injury in the U.S.:
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation has recently published new research on treatment of emotional issues resulting from TBI. The new study evaluates the efficacy of videoconferencing technology as a training platform for emotional regulation skills for patients who are facing emotional challenges after a traumatic brain injury (Improving Emotion Regulation Following Web Based Group Intervention for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury).
Published in the journal Neural Plasticity, the review article Rehabilitation Treatment and Progress of Traumatic Brain Injury Dysfunction analyzes the current treatment and rehabilitation options for adults with traumatic brain injury.
Finally, Peter Walter, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, discovered a new drug called ISRIB in 2013. Professor Walter said, “We think that ISRIB may uncover an untapped reservoir in the brain that allows damaged memory circuits to be repaired.” The drug has been shown to increase learning and memory in normal mice, but it can also improve the ability to learn and form new memories in mice with two different types of brain injuries, the same types of injuries known to degrade learning and memory in humans. Currently, the drug is being studied before clinical trials can begin in hopes that it can restore lost memory capacity in brain injured people.
Work with a skilled Memphis traumatic brain injury attorney who will protect your right to compensation
Traumatic brain disease robs those who suffer from its effects of their quality of life. They may have headaches and memory loss, or they may require constant care for their basic needs. A compassionate traumatic brain injury lawyer from Bailey & Greer has the experience to know what kinds of services and ongoing medical care you might need in the future. We can make sure that you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and any other losses.
Experience the benefits and satisfaction that come with working with a proficient personal injury lawyer
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious personal injury is hard; choosing a lawyer who cares about your future should not be. Bailey & Greer, PLLC, has a long history of successful personal injury representation in Memphis, Jackson, and throughout West Tennessee. To schedule a no-obligation consultation today, please call 901-680-9777 or fill out our contact form now.