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  Keith A Kleinick, Esq.
 

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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.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident or due to medical malpractice, contact our experienced New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Kleinick Law today!

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 (CDC 2003).
  • An estimated 300,000 sports-related brain injuries of mild to moderate severity occur in the United States each year (Sosin et al. 1996).

Keith Kleinick can give you information on structured settlements if you are currently receiving compensation for a traumatic brain injury case.

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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 Injury
    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.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident or due to medical malpractice, contact our experienced New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Kleinick Law and fill out a free case evaluation form today! Your initial consultation is FREE! "If we don't win, you don't pay!"
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