Fundamental Care Of The Human Brain Is An Intricate Matter
Sometimes, the symptoms of brain injury are easily observed. Slurred speech, memory loss, or impaired analytical or mobile ability is simpler to prove for the sake of seeking optimal compensation. At other times, serious symptoms may not be visible. Emotional changes such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be harder to prove, but they are no less serious and worthy of compensation.
At Ronald W. Ramirez, Attorney at Law, our focus is getting you or your family member the care needed when you are contending with a brain injury. We have extensive knowledge of traumatic brain injury law and a passion for helping those who are suffering. We work with a trusted network of physicians whose particular focus is diagnosing and treating all forms of brain injuries.
Brain Anatomy Is Quite Complex
In addition to comprehensive experience in all areas of traumatic brain injury litigation, an effective lawyer and litigator must possess equally extensive knowledge of the brain and its parts and functions.
The major parts of the brain include:
- Cerebral cortex — Also known as the cerebrum, it is the largest portion of the brain and is divided into right and left hemispheres. Located right under the forehead, the cerebral cortex has a total of four lobes.
- Frontal lobe — Behind the skull of the forehead, obverting our ability to reason, make judgments, oversee information and control some, but not all, motor and muscle functions.
- Parietal lobe — Near the top and back of the head. It’s involved with visual attention, sensation (touch and pressure) and integration of senses.
- Occipital lobe — Located at the back of the skull and controls vision.
- Temporal lobes — Located on each side of the head above the ears, controlling hearing, smell, taste and short-term memory (especially visual and verbal).
- Membranes — Provides support and protects the brain from separating into various parts because of an accident.
- Brain stem — Connects the brain to the spinal cord.
- Cerebrospinal fluid — CSF is a clear liquid in the brain that buffers the three membranes from each other and also the brain. CSF also carries nutrients between blood vessels and the brain cells.
Physicians provide a variety of medical records such as MRI and CAT scans to foster a strong case for insurance company negotiations as well as for trial litigation.
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With offices in Forest Hills and Queens, our firm serves clients throughout New York City. We have over three decades of experience focused on traumatic brain injury cases. We can help you when you are at a loss of what to do and where to turn. Please contact Ronald W. Ramirez, Attorney at Law at 917-300-0778 or fill out our online intake form.