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Overview on Serious Personal Injury Cases and
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The Serious Personal Injury Panel is a subdivision
of the Torts Panel that focuses on severe injury cases. Since
not all injuries cases can be treated in the same way, ASN has
created a new sub panel of law in which only High Profile Personal
Injury lawyers and firms with experience on these type of cases
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of the verdics and settlements that some of our serious personal
injury lawyers have obtained.
The following are some of the cases that ASN has included within
this area of law:
Lack of Safety in Public Places
Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect
Traumatic Brain Injury*
Slip & Fall
Toxic Chemical Exposure
Lead Paint Poisoning
Burns / Scars
Bad Faith Claims Against
Class Action Lawsuits
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)*:
It can occur in a variety of ways. TBI can occur when there is
a rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain as in whiplash
or shaken baby syndrome. This type of injury is sometimes referred
to as a "closed head injury". TBI can also result when
the head comes into contact with another object as in a motorcycle
accident or a blow to the head. Unlike a closed head injury where
it may not be possible to tell that the person is injured just
by looking at them, this type of TBI usually has outward manifestations
of injury such as a skull fracture. The injuries that result from
TBI can be long lasting and sometimes difficult to prove, especially
when there aren't outward physical manifestations of the injury.
In fact, a mild traumatic brain injury can be sustained, yet routine
neurological examinations will be normal.
Someone who has suffered a TBI may experience physical, cognitive
and behavioral problems. Physical symptoms that result from TBI
include lethargy, fatigue, headache, vision problems, and sleep
disturbance. Cognitive problems that may be due to TBI include
inability to concentrate or pay attention, difficulty with memory,
difficulty with planning, and trouble either understanding or
producing speech. Behavior problems resulting from TBI include,
mood swings, irritability, and lack of inhibition. Many of these
problems may be attributed to depression, when they are in fact
a result of the TBI. This is especially true in instances of mild
traumatic brain injury since there may be little other evidence
of physical injury.
For that reason it can be hard for a person who has suffered
a traumatic brain injury to recover adequate damages for their
injuries. It can be difficult to prove the lasting physical effects
of TBI to the satisfaction of a judge or jury when there are no
apparent physical injuries and when neurological exams return
Because of this it is a good idea to consult with an attorney
who has experience with traumatic brain injury cases. An attorney
with prior experience in this area is more likely to be aware
of the multitude of long-term effects that can plague a TBI victim.
He or she also has experience with effective methods of proving
the impact of these effects to juries.
If you have any questions about the information provided above, please contact us.
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