St. Louis Brain Injury Lawyers
Have You Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in St. Louis?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a form of acquired brain injury that is a result of a sudden trauma causing damage to the brain. Such trauma can come in the form of the brain suddenly, violently hitting another object, or something piercing through the skull. These brain injuries are typically permanent and life-changing—for the victims and their families.
Symptoms of TBIs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Lightheadedness / dizziness
- Fatigue / lethargy
- Behavioral or mood swings
- Convulsions or seizures
- Slurred speech
- Coordination loss
- Memory loss
What Is the Treatment for TBIs?
While there is little that can be done to actually reverse the initial damage, there are steps that can be taken to stabilize the patient and prevent future injury. This means medical attention will focus on ensuring the patient receives oxygen, maintains blood flow, and controls blood pressure. The patient may undergo further diagnosis using x-rays and CT scans. Due to the irreversible nature of many TBIs, treatment focuses on rehabilitation.
What Is the Prognosis for TBI Victims?
Per The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately half of patients who suffer from a severe head injury, such as a TBI, will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas or contusions. It is likely that patients will suffer from long-term disabilities following the injury—problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning, as well as issues with sensory processing, communication, or behavioral health.
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TBIs are often avoidable. Common causes include surgical error, defective products, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, chemical exposure, and machinery failures. If you or someone you love has sustained a TBI, get in touch with a St. Louis personal injury attorney at our firm today. We have the qualified familiarity and skill to ensure that you have the best possible chance to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and past and future medical costs.
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