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Brain

Head and brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries we handle at Goldblatt + Singer. Head and brain injuries often affect every aspect of a victim’s life, from the ability to return to work to cognitive capabilities. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to properly handle a brain injury claim. Insurance claim negotiations, personal injury trial litigation and comprehensive legal evaluations are all available at Goldblatt + Singer. Start with a free case review in St. Louis.

About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries can occur when the skull suffers any type of impact. A blow or jolt to the head in an accident, a puncture wound from a criminal attack or motion-related injuries such as shaken baby syndrome can all cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that impact brain function. Brain injuries can also arise from lack of blood or oxygen to the brain. Accidental drowning, anesthesia errors and suffocation can all cause brain injuries. The main categories of head and brain injuries are:

  • Concussion. The most common type of brain injury. Concussions stem from direct blows to the head, violent shaking and whiplash injuries. Concussions can cause loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness and confusion.
  • Intracerebral hemorrhaging. Bleeding in the brain. Bleeding or bruises in the brain occur most often from direct impacts to the head. Large bleeds may require surgery to treat.
  • Diffuse axonal. Brain injuries that arise due to extreme forces or motions, not direct impacts. When the brain lags the skull from rotational forces, the brain’s structures can tear and suffer nerve tissue damage.
  • Open head injuries. Penetrating injuries or those that fracture the skull can lead to open head injuries and damage to the brain. Cranial penetration can rupture and shear brain tissues.
  • Hypoxia or anoxia. If something cuts off or affects the brain’s supply of oxygen, it can cause hypoxia (not enough oxygen) or anoxia (no oxygen) in the brain. Lack of oxygen can cause serious, permanent brain damage, coma and death.

The most common causes of brain injuries are auto accidents, sports-related impacts, slip and fall accidents and physical assaults. No matter what type of brain injury you or a loved one sustained in St. Louis, you deserve to talk to an attorney. A lawyer can help you understand who or what might have caused the brain injury, as well as who might be legally responsible for your damages. Our legal team can also help you file a brain injury claim against one or more parties in pursuit of compensation.

How to Recover After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries are catastrophic in the eyes of the Missouri courts. This means they have a significant impact on the survivor and his/her family members. Brain injuries can result in temporary or permanent disabilities, along with thousands of dollars in medical costs and lost wages. They also cause great pain and emotional suffering. For such serious injuries, don’t trust just anyone with your brain injury claim. Bring it to lawyers with a proven track record of success handling notable cases.

When we win a case, it’s about more than just securing financial compensation. We only win when our clients win. We take client claims to the next level, making sure they receive the life-changing results they deserve in the face of someone else’s gross negligence. We define success by whether our clients have the case results they need to move on from their head or brain injuries. The first step you should take after suffering a serious brain injury is to contact our legal team. We’ll help you learn where to go from there during a free case evaluation. Call us at (314)888-1000 today.

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