Brain And Head Injuries Come In Many Varieties
Some brain injuries are obvious, and some are very subtle. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common category of brain injury related to head trauma — such as a blow to the head related to a fall or a car accident — that can present itself in many ways.
At the New York City firm of Ronald W. Ramirez, Attorney at Law, our trial lawyers represent clients suffering the aftereffects of brain injury, including post-concussion syndrome, coma, loss of function and related symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, personality changes and problems with concentration, memory and balance.
We help our clients get the best available medical care for their injuries, whether they were sustained while playing sports, in a truck accident or in another way.
Different Kinds Of Injury, But The Same Need For Proper Medical Advice
Sometimes traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate or severe. Experience shows us that even injuries that seem mild, when they are accompanied by certain signs and symptoms, should be evaluated by a brain injury specialist, not a family physician, and certainly not by you or your family members. It is important to note that:
- You don’t have to be knocked out or rendered unconscious to experience a skull fracture or a life-altering brain injury.
- There need not be blood or external signs of injury for the brain to be permanently damaged.
- Many accidents that seem minor can cause significant brain injury.
- Some brain injuries aren’t apparent from images like X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans.
- Not all doctors know how to correctly diagnose brain injuries or recognize injuries that are subtler.
- In general, insurance companies will try to prove that a patient does not have a brain injury to avoid paying for the negligence of the people they insure.
Every situation is different. Do not try to diagnose yourself if you have symptoms of head trauma; get proper medical advice.