NEW YORK TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS
The New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Kleinick Law represent plaintiffs who have suffered a traumatic brain injury in New York City (NYC), Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and the surrounding areas.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs
when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the
brain. The damage can be focal, confined to one area of the brain,
or diffuse, involving more than one area of the brain.
STATISTICS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
- 1.5 million people sustain a TBI. Of those, 230,000 are hospitalized
and survive (CDC 1999b; CDC 2001; Thurman et al. 1999).
- 50,000 people die from a TBI, which accounts for one-third of
all injury deaths (CDC 1996).
- 80,000 to 90,000 people experience the onset of long-term or
lifelong disability associated with a TBI (Thurman et al. 1999).
- Among children ages 0 to 14 years, TBI results in an estimated
3,000 deaths, 29,000 hospitalizations, and 400,000 emergency department
visits (Langlois et al. 2001).
- Of the 1.5 million people who experience a TBI each year, approximately
1.1 million, or 75%, are concussions or other forms of mild TBI
- An estimated 300,000 sports-related brain injuries of mild
to moderate severity occur in the United States each year (Sosin
et al. 1996).
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CAUSES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
TBI can result from:
- Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury occurs when the head suddenly and violently
hits an object, but the object does not break through the skull.
- Penetrating Head
A penetrating head injury occurs when an object pierces the skull
and enters the brain tissue.
The three leading causes of traumatic brain injury:
TYPES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Several types of traumatic injuries can affect the head and brain.
A skull fracture occurs when the bone of the skull cracks or breaks.
A depressed skull fracture occurs when pieces of the broken skull
press into the tissue of the brain. This can cause bruising of the
brain tissue, called a contusion. A contusion can also occur in
response to shaking of the brain within the confines of the skull,
an injury called "countrecoup."
Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of head injury that occurs
when a baby is shaken forcibly enough to cause extreme countrecoup
injury. Damage to a major blood vessel within the head can cause
a hematoma, or heavy bleeding into or around the brain. The severity
of a TBI can range from a mild concussion to the extremes of coma
or even death. A coma is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness.
SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Symptoms of a TBI may include headache, nausea, confusion or other
cognitive problems, a change in personality, depression, irritability,
and other emotional and behavioral problems. Some people may have
seizures as a result of a TBI.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
To protect your legal rights following a traumatic brain injury,
it is wise to consult a New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable,
and handles brain injury cases in New York.
Here at Kleinick Law, our New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys use their many years of experience in handling traumatic
brain injury cases to investigate every possible factor that could
cause injury or damage to the brain and to ensure that you receive
full compensation for you or your loved one' s injuries.