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Brain Injury Lawyer
What to Expect Following
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The days and weeks immediately following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be extremely stressful and confusing for the victim and his or her family. Sometimes doctors cannot be sure of the injury’s severity right away, even with advanced scanning technology. Even with a complete diagnosis, some more subtle symptoms such as behavioral changes may not appear or be recognized for months afterward. During such a stressful time, you may need some guidance on what to expect and about potential legal options.
The brain is an extremely complex organ, and is very sensitive to physical damage. Each part of the brain has a unique function, which means that TBI symptoms can vary greatly depending on the location of the injury and the extent of the damage. A few physical symptoms are fairly common in mild TBI patients, such as pain, fatigue, blurred vision, and others. Behavioral symptoms are more location-dependent because different parts of the brain have different behavioral functions.
Generally, the extent of the damage from the most severe TBIs is apparent immediately or soon after the injury. Levels of unresponsiveness or unconsciousness such as persistent stupor, coma, or a vegetative state rarely occur as delayed effects of traumatic brain injury. Behavioral and mental health conditions may present themselves long after the initial injury has healed.
TBI Legal Options
Traumatic brain injury can result from any severe blow to the head or puncture of the skull, which can happen in any number of situations. Some common causes of TBI are:
In each of these situations, there is the possibility of a traumatic brain injury being the result of someone else’s negligence. If you believe that negligence contributed to your TBI or that of a loved one, the Maryland brain injury lawyers of the Yost Legal Group can help you get compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Baltimore brain damage attorneys have extensive experience in getting compensation for victim’s families in the case of TBI or wrongful death. We specialize in defending your rights as a victim or family member and in holding negligent individuals and companies responsible for the injuries they cause.
If you or a loved one has experienced traumatic brain injury in Baltimore, Maryland, please contact the Baltimore brain injury lawyers of the Yost Legal Group online to schedule a consultation.
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