Traumatic brain injuries change the lives of victims forever
Traumatic brain injury (or “TBI”) is an acquired brain injury, which occurs when a sudden force causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents frequently result in TBIs. Symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, change in sleep patterns, mood or behavior changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, or thinking.
A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that does not go away, repeated nausea or vomiting, seizures, excessive sleepiness, dilation of the pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation. The attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm have dedicated their lives and careers to finding justice for victims that suffer traumatic brain injuries due to the negligence of others.
What to do if you have suffered any type of trauma to your brain
Anyone with signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Although little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel can attempt to prevent further injury by insuring proper oxygen supply to the brain and the rest of the body, maintaining adequate blood flow, and controlling blood pressure.
How do Ohio hospitals treat traumatic brain injuries?
About half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas (ruptured blood vessels) or contusions (bruised brain tissue). Disabilities resulting from TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, its location within the brain, and the age and general health of the individual. Common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory loss (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication, and behavior. More serious head injuries may result in stupor, coma, or persistent vegetative state.
At The Eisen Law Firm, we have experience representing people with traumatic brain injuries, whether those injuries are due to a vehicle accident or medical negligence. We do our best to ensure that our TBI clients get the financial resources they need to deal with their ongoing, lifetime care needs.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney to discuss your rights as a victim if you were not properly treated after a traumatic brain injury
The Eisen Law Firm in Cleveland has experts and medical professionals on hand to get you the treatment and compensation you deserve after your traumatic brain injury. Schedule your free initial consultation with one of our highly-skilled medical malpractice attorneys by calling us at 216-687-0900 or We help clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including: Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, and Akron.