At The Francis Firm, our catastrophic injury attorneys handle cases involving brain injuries and brain damage at all levels of severity.
Brain damage is often caused by an impact to the head, and it may include subsequent complications due to lack of oxygen, and rising pressure or swelling in the brain. Unfortunately, brain damage, particularly when it involves a “closed head” impact, often goes undiagnosed in emergency rooms. In many cases, a person with a closed head injury may not even realize at first that they have been injured. A victim of a traumatic brain injury may undergo changes in disposition, be unable to concentrate, have memory problems, loss of vision, or suffer from hearing loss or deafness.
Many people are not aware of the following three important brain injury facts:
- A loss of consciousness is not required for someone to suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury
- A brain injury is typically diagnosed based upon the patient’s symptoms and not diagnostic test results
- A negative brain MRI or CT scan does not mean someone did not suffer a significant brain injury
Appropriate treatment for a brain injury can involve diagnostic testing, medications, rehabilitation and even surgery. As with any serious injury, an extensive team of caregivers may be necessary. It is not uncommon for an injured individual to see a neurologist, neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, vocational specialist, and numerous therapists.
All levels of brain injury can cause physical, emotional, social, and job-related changes in your life. Recovery can be a continuous process of adjustment and accommodation for an injured person and his or her family members.
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The trial lawyers at The Francis Firm have decades of experience litigating brain injury cases. We provide the legal expertise and financial resources necessary to fight insurance companies and pursue justice for you in the courtroom. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury, we can help. We offer free consultations. If you are unable to come to our Southlake office, we will come to you. When you hire The Francis Firm for your personal injury claim, there will never be any legal fees or costs until we recover money for you. Let the experienced trial lawyers at The Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and fight for the settlement you deserve. Contact us today at (817) 329-9001.