Working To Maximize Your Recovery Following A Traumatic Brain Injury in Wisconsin
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people suffer a TBI each year — most of them being mild to moderate concussions. In all, experts have estimated that the costs of TBIs in the United States, including medical expenses and lost productivity, run into the tens of billions of dollars annually.
In recent years, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have emerged as a pressing health concern in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have received a significant amount of attention in the media in the past several years, in large part due to high-profile cases involving professional athletes who are susceptible to concussions.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious harm to a person’s health and safety, and can also result in cognitive deficits and paralysis. Frequently, they result in sizable medical bills, often for the rest of the injured person’s life.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone’s carelessness or through no fault of your own, the personal injury lawyers at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., in Appleton, Wisconsin are here for you. Our TBI attorneys have the knowledge and experience to obtain full and fair compensation for individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. These injuries often occur in car accidents and motorcycle accidents, or as the result of a surgical error or birth injury.
Green Bay Accident Lawyers With A Track Record Of Getting Results
Our TBI attorneys and personal injury practice has a long and proven track record throughout Wisconsin of getting full and fair financial compensation for individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. We have established strong relationships with highly respected medical specialists who will testify in court if necessary. We also have contacts with accident reconstruction experts, who can help us build a strong case that can show the courts how you have been injured and who is responsible for your injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who not only knows how to investigate an accident, but is also skilled at organizing and presenting the facts in a court of law.
Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Last For Years
Though TBIs happen fairly frequently, doctors are still working to understand the long-term implications of these injuries. Previously, the medical community believed that the effects of TBIs would dissipate over time. New research indicates, however, that this belief may be mistaken and that even mild TBIs may cause serious long-term health problems.
Recently, researchers at the University of Oklahoma conducted a study of 500 veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, all of whom were being treated at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center’s special headache clinic. Each patient had suffered a traumatic brain injury in the years prior to the study.
Researchers asked the patients to detail the severity and incidence of common TBI symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, depression, change in mood and difficulty making decisions. The data was divided according to whether a patient had suffered a TBI within four years or within five to eight years of the study.
What researchers discovered was that time did little to decrease the severity or incidence of common TBI symptoms. Among those who had suffered a TBI within four years of the study, approximately 50 percent reported mild to moderate headaches, while about 46 percent reported severe headaches. Among those who had suffered a TBI within five to eight years of the study, 45 percent reported mild to moderate headaches and 51 percent reported severe headaches. The numbers were similar for all other TBI symptoms.
More research is needed to determine whether receiving proper treatment can play a role in reducing the severity and incidence of TBI symptoms. The implications are clear, however: even a mild TBI can cause long-term problems.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Succeed In Getting A Settlement For Your TBI Injury
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other catastrophic injury during the course of an accident, it’s important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can assess your case and help you receive the fair and adequate compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
We offer a free initial consultation in which we can answer your questions and give you a candid assessment of what you can expect in your case.
Our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us unless we recover a settlement for you. If you have questions for an Appleton traumatic brain injury lawyer, call 920-831-0300 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.
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