An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living today with devastating disabilities resulting from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) – a blow to the head which can disrupt normal brain functions. Every day, 138 people die in the United States from injuries that include TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.
Victims of a TBI face an uncertain future. Treatment for TBI can last for years, possibly even the rest of the victim’s life, and can be very expensive. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. That’s why you need an experienced brain injury and spinal cord injury attorney fighting for your rights. For more than three decades, the Fitch Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of Ohio TBI victims. Call 855-LAW-OHIO for a free consultation.
Effects of TBI
The severity of a TBI may range from mild (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to severe (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury).
You may be suffering from a brain injury if you experience any of the following after an accident:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory
- Altered mental state
- Focal neurological deficits
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Paralysis and difficulty moving body parts
- Slow pulse or breathing rate
- Ringing in ears
- Body numbness or tingling
TBI can cause a wide range of short- or long-term changes including:
- Thinking (memory and reasoning)
- Sensation (touch, taste and smell)
- Language (communication, expression and understanding
- Emotion (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, social inappropriateness)
Causes of TBI
The leading causes of TBI include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Slips or falls
- Medical malpractice
- Anesthesia during surgery
- Sports injuries
What to do if you suspect a brain injury
If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury you should:
- Go to a local emergency room to be evaluated.
- Document the symptoms. If you are caring for a loved one who you believe may has suffered a head injury, watch for the symptoms listed above.
- Be sure to have all the necessary tests done. Specifically, ask about MRI scans, CT scans, PET scans and SPECT scans.
Let the Fitch Law Firm fight for you
The professionals of the Fitch Law Firm have extensive experience representing brain injury and spinal cord injury cases, so we understand how the injuries suffered as the result of a TBI often are severe and life-altering. The Fitch Law Firm knows that the costs associated with caring for the victim of a TBI or spinal cord injury can be very expensive.
You can trust that we will fight hard for your recovery and to get you the results you need. That includes compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and property damage.
Your initial consultation with us is free. We will discuss your situation with you, and evaluate the options available. If you need to talk to a Columbus, Ohio, attorney about your possible brain and spinal cord injury case, call us at our toll-free number, 855-LAW-OHIO, or fill out our free online personal injury case consultation form.