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Child injury: Managing the costs and treatment of brain injuries

Parents in New York often go to great lengths in order to ensure that their children are able to live the best life possible. For many, this could mean ensuring they receive proper nutrition and saving for higher education. However, it goes much deeper for others. Some parents facing the realities of a child injury to the brain often must go to great lengths in order to ensure that their children receive the necessary care to cope with and recover from such an injury.

A brain injury can occur in a variety of different ways, including car crashes, sport injuries and falls, among others. Many people suffer an injury due to malpractice, which can include birth injuries, failing to diagnose a condition such as a brain tumor and medical staff who improperly use anesthesia. A variety of different symptoms can be indicators of damage, including headaches, nausea, slurred speech and loss of consciousness.

In some cases, parents may dismiss symptoms of a brain injury, thinking they are minor. However, delaying a diagnosis can result in additional complications. Unfortunately, some reports claim that traumatic brain injuries contribute to the deaths of approximately 138 people each day.

Unfortunately, treatment of a child injury to the brain varies widely. While some people simply need time to rest, others will need a lifetime of rehabilitation that can potentially result in millions of dollars in medical bills. Often, those injured in New York are suffering as a result of the negligence of another person. For these victims and their families, the only way to ensure that they receive appropriate care is to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. If negligence can be proved, victims could receive an award of damages that can provide for their medical care and other expenses.

Source: Findlaw, "Brain Injury Symptoms and Diagnosis", Accessed on Feb. 2, 2017

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