There may have been no blood, no noticeable injury, "just" a bump on the head. That is often the reaction to closed head injuries — even by doctors. It is usually a family member or someone close to the victim who notices a problem — slurred speech, memory problems, mood swings, confusion.
Because I have represented many brain injury victims, I am well aware of the evolving science concerning head injuries. A concussion causes the brain to take a severe beating, banging from one side of the skull to another, and yet the victim may be accused of faking injury.
For almost 30 years, the Law Office of Michael D. Waks has had experience with clients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). I know that the problems are very real, but it takes a team of physicians and neuropsychologists using imaging, studies and tests to determine the extent of the brain injury.
A skull fracture or hematoma is easier to see, but there remains the problem of establishing the seriousness of the injury and determining possible therapies that might restore some brain capacity.
Doctors and scientists are learning more every day about changing pathways in the brain to improve brain function. Therapy is costly, however, so my firm investigates the head injury accident, finds all liable parties and seeks maximum compensation. Many brain injury victims also require long-term care.
I understand the medical issues surrounding head injury. Using a network of experts, I help victims of brain damage as well as their families. It is typical for defense attorneys and Insurance Companies to deny these claims. In order to achieve adequate compensation for these types of injuries it is necessary to litigate these cases vigorously.
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