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Indiana Lawyers for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem. In fact, Americans suffered 2.5 million TBIs in 2010 alone. Effects of a TBI can range in severity from mild (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to severe (such as an extended period of unconsciousness).
A concussion is considered to be a type of traumatic brain injury, and recently, much publicity has been given to the long term effects of concussions, previously thought to present relatively short-lived symptoms. Specifically, multiple concussions or blows to the head are now known to be a cause of a progressive, degenerative disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE has been most notably found in athletes—boxers, ice hockey players, football players, professional wrestlers, and those involved in other contact sports in which repetitive head trauma is a risk.
The impact of even an isolated incident of mild traumatic brain injury or a concussion can be life-changing. Ongoing headaches, persistent difficulty in short-term memory or word finding, confusion, moodiness, and even fatigue and excessive sleepiness (or its opposite, insomnia), can all be symptoms that may have profound effects on the daily lives of brain injury victims.
There are many resources, through health care providers, counseling centers, support groups, and even online services, which can provide helpful information to TBI victims and their families. As members of the Indiana Brain Injury Association, the injury lawyers at Jacobs Law can assist in getting the help you need to cope with the challenges of brain injury, while seeking the compensation you deserve when you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or TBI as a result of someone’s else careless or negligent act. We have represented many clients who have suffered from all degrees of traumatic brain injury, from mild concussions to permanent functional incapacities.
A TBI can be caused by any blow, bump, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Injury to the brain can happen at work (for example, from a fall at a construction site), on the road (even in what looks to be a minor car accident), and unfortunately, also at play. While it may be difficult to initially ascertain the effects of a mild TBI, neuropsychological testing may be suggested by your doctor for assessment and subsequent coping and rehabilitative strategies. More serious injuries resulting in significant cognitive and behavioral impairments may require a treatment plan that includes future care for assistance in simple activities of daily living.
If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, the brain injury attorneys at Jacobs Law, LLC will work to obtain compensation to ensure that your loved one receives the care he or she needs—now and in the future. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced Indianapolis Personal Injury lawyer by calling 317-257-5581 or by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.
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