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Brain Injury Faq
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In the United States, more than two million individuals sustain some type of head injury each year. Head or brain injuries of some type are so common that most people will suffer some type of head injury during their life. Because the hard protective skull encloses and shields the soft brain from traumatic impact, many head injuries are minor or resolve quickly. Some forms of trauma to the brain are more severe resulting in traumatic brain injury. More than 500,000 yearly head injury cases result in the victim requiring hospitalization. The Brooklyn brain injury lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm specialize in litigating all types of head, brain, and spinal cord injury matters in State Supreme Court Kings County in Brooklyn, NY. Our firm coordinates a brain injury victim’s medical treatment with top specialists who diagnose and treat all types of medical conditions related to brain injury.

Types of treatment for diagnosis and medical care of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • CT scan of the brain
  • MRI of the brain including a more detailed 3T MRI
  • brain mapping
  • color PETSCAN of the brain
  • evaluation by a neuro psychological expert

Causes of Brain Injury

A brain injury can result from many types of accidents. Some of the most common include:

  • car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian knockdown accidents
  • construction accidents involving falls from a ladder, scaffold, or other elevation or construction site accidents involving a falling object striking a worker in the head
  • trip, slip,and falls
  • ceiling collapses
  • and others

Types of Brain Injury

  • Closed Head Injury happens when the head strikes against an object.
  • A Penetrating Head Injury occurs when a fast moving object breaks through the skull and enters the interior of the head damaging the brain.
  • Intracranial Hematoma refers to bleeding inside the brain as a result of a traumatic impact
  • A concussion occurs when the soft jelly like substance of the brain shakes inside the protective skull
  • Axonal Injury refers to shearing forces which can damage nerves inside the brain. The brain can move forward and back inside the skull as a result of trauma causing axonal injury.

Brain Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of brain injury following an accident include:

  • seizures
  • paralysis
  • memory loss or impairment
  • vision loss
  • loss of taste, smell, and or hearing
  • learning deficits
  • slowing of cognitive abilities

Often brain injuries are called a silent injury because in many ways it is an invisible injury to a portion of the gelatinous substance inside your skull known as your brain.

Contact the experienced brain injury attorneys at F&A injury lawyers at (212) 222-1111 for a consultation. There is never any legal fee unless we win compensation for you.

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