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What Should You Do if You Have a Brain Injury Due to Someone Else’s Negligence?

When it comes to receiving a brain injury after an accident, it is important to understand that medical and neurological complications determine the final functional outcome of the brain after injury. Sometimes injuries can affect community reintegration as well as employment potential can be affected after a traumatic brain injury. It is important to recognize the potential risks of these issues and to follow evidence-based protocols to minimize the risk and the extent of secondary complications.

You need to understand the long-term physical, cognitive, and behavioral complications that are related to the direct injury to the brain and also to the influence of the central nervous system to function and trauma on other organs and the system itself overall. Oftentimes complications can occur immediately or soon after a traumatic brain injury has been sustained but other times these issues may not be recognized until you are in the rehabilitation stage of your medical care. Severe injuries are going to increase the care that you require, the amount of rehab that you require, and the risk of a greater number and more severe complications.

If you or a loved one receive a brain injury due to someone else’s neglect, you should reach out to a brain injury lawyer, such as the ones available at Barry P Goldberg Law Firm.

A brain injury lawyer in Chatsworth, CA is going to know how to get you the best amount of compensation that matches what your case is actually worth. Typically with a brain injury lawsuit, not only will they be looking at the neglect that caused the injury but they were be looking at medical complications and how those complications affected your life and your wallet. Some common medical complications after receiving a traumatic brain injury are listed below, this is not a full and exhaustive list but merely a sample of what kind of complications you might receive after having a traumatic brain injury due to the neglect of someone else.

  • Infection, traumatic brain injuries that involve skull fractures or penetrating wounds can result in meninges damage and this can result in a bacterial infection of the brain. An infection of the meninges a.k.a. Meningitis can spread to the rest of the nervous system if not treated. These types of brain injuries can also cause sepsis or multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and are leading causes of late morbidity and mortality and traumatic brain injury patients.
  • Spasticity is one of the upper motor neuron features that develops rapidly, this is often seen as early as one week post traumatic brain injury.
  • People with brain injuries may also experience venous thromboembolism, which is a condition where a clot forms the deep veins of a limb and enters the circulatory system and reaches the lung and then it causes a pulmonary embolism which is a life-threatening condition.
  • Heterotrophic ossification, which is where abnormal formation of ectopic lamellar bone and soft tissue forms. It typically forms her own joints such as the hip, knee and shoulder and can cause range of motion to decrease limited mobility and pain.

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