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The Long Beach California brain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo know that injuring your brain can be change your life forever. We want to be there for you to help you recover as well as you can emotionally, physically and monetarily. We have helped brain injury victims since 1979 and we are ready to walk side-by-side with you for your case.
Getting competent, experienced and timely help by surgeons, doctors, nurses and paramedics is critical for injuries to the brain in order for you to reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). We know that you are most likely worried about how you are going to be able to afford the time and money for ongoing treatment and appointments for your brain injury. You might also be concerned about your ability to support your family and loved ones currently and possibly on into the future. We fully understand these concerns and we can start helping you right away. Our goal is to win your case and maximize your compensation under the law. Our Long Beach work injury law firm is experienced , ethical and standing by to help 24 hours a day at (562) 372-3960. To help alleviate some concerns and to allow you to focus on healing, we work on a contingency basis where you won’t owe us anything until and unless we win your case.
The terms brain injury (and traumatic brain injury) encompass many kinds of events and circumstances where an injury happens to the brain and/or its surrounding. Head injuries, though, refer to all injuries to anywhere in or around the head.
Brain injuries can be grouped based on their causes into two distinct categories: external and internal causes. External brain injuries occur because of outside objects, pressure or force affecting the brain including, but not limited to, suddenly stopping or suddenly speeding up, blast waves, from an object penetrating the skull and then penetrating the brain, or an impact because of a flying or fall object,. A short list of internal causes for brain injuries includes cancer, infection, strokes, toxins, heart attacks, and hemorrhaging.
Brain damage is a possible symptom of injuries to the brain or head. Brain damage has happened when brain cells are destroyed or damaged. Brain damage could cause a loss of consciousness or emotional, mental, or physical function.
Brain injuries and brain damage can be caused by many circumstances, events, illnesses, or injuries. The following are just a few of the most typical causes: on the job accidents, skateboarding accidents, sports injuries (including football brain injuries, soccer brain injuries, basketball brain injuries, hockey brain injuries, rugby brain injuries, lacrosse brain injuries, karate brain injuries, and softball/baseball brain injuries), car and auto accidents, factory or mine accidents, electric shock, motorcycle accidents, choking, malignancy, near drowning, lack of enough blood or oxygen getting to the brain, slip, trip and fall injuries, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, strangulation, defective products, work injuries, crosswalk accidents, and violence.
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation has claimed that automobile and car accidents and being struck by a foreign object each account for about twenty percent of all brain injuries that are sustained each year whereas people tripping and falling actually accounts for twenty-eight percent of brain injuries, and violence and non-motorized bicycle accidents make up a combined fifteen percent of the annual total.
Brain damage can be caused by a wide variety of problems. This includes aneurysms, a lack of oxygen, chemotherapy, neurological illnesses, poisons, most of the brain injuries listed above, or by infections. The Long Beach brain damage injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are ready to fight for you and get you the just compensation you deserve under the law for your brain damage.
Any and all injuries to the skull, neck, brain, spine and head are taken very seriously these days and require immediate attention by medical professionals. The following is a summarized list of signs that may be a warning sign that the patient has suffered a severe brain injury: convulsions, slurred speech, dilation of both or just one pupil, a headache that lingers, tired eyes, loss of coordination, aphasia, lightheadedness, confusion, agitation, unequal pupil size, weak or numb extremities, listlessness, irritability, and/or vomiting/nausea.
Medical professionals knew they needed a tool to quickly and accurately communicate how severe a brain injury is. The Glasgow Coma Scale became that tool and it is used to evaluate the severity of brain injuries and the level of consciousness for a person who has sustained a brain injury. The patient is scored based mainly upon verbal, motor, and the patient’s eyes’ reactions to stimulation. A score of three to eight for the Glasgow Coma Scale indicates severe brain injury; a score of nine to twelve indicates moderate brain injury; and a score of thirteen to fifteen indicates mild brain injury.
The results of brain injuries depend greatly on where the injury happened and how bad it was. Coup-contrecoup brain injuries are injuries to the brain where there is an injury at the original site of the trauma and an injury directly opposite of it. A contusion is a bruise on the brain and it could need to be surgically removed. Concussions are another type of brain injury and they may have some lasting effects. It can happen because of sudden movement to the brain (like falling and hitting your head on the sidewalk) that stretches the blood vessels and damage cranial nerves. It is the most common acquired traumatic brain injuries. Athletes in contact sports like football, soccer, boxing and wrestling have a higher chance of getting a concussion.
Comas are one possible result of traumatic brain injuries or brain damage. A comatose patient is in a very deep state of unconsciousness and the person cannot respond to stimulation. After a coma, there are many possible conditions. Some coma patients will recover all of their physical and cognitive functions along with recovering their full memory. Other people are not so lucky and might come out of it only to be in a vegetative state. Additionally, they could wake from the coma to be in a stupor, lethargic, or they may only recover the basic body functions.
Injuries to the brain can happen at work. Many jobs in California involve one of the risk factors : electricity, motorcycles, working with or around big construction, farm or factory equipment, trucks, conveyor belts, heavy objects, cars, tractors, mine equipment, and chemicals. The Long Beach workers compensation lawyers of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will use every day of their over three decades of experience with brain injuries to diligently handle your workers’ compensation claims as well as any personal injury cases.
The following are three syndromes that can occur because of or cause brain injuries. Second Impact Syndrome is when a second brain injury has occurred before first injury to the brain has had sufficient time to heal and recover. This syndrome is a potential problem for concussion victims (especially athletes) as it might take quite a few months to over a year for the brain to fully heal. Locked-In Syndrome can potentially be rather serious as the only thing a person can do is blink or move their eyes. Shaken Baby Syndrome could be the result of Diffuse Axonal Injuries where shaking or moving the head of a baby or infant very quickly could cause damage to the baby’s brain.
The first medical professional on the scene of a head, brain or neck injury has the primary job to stabilize the patient, get them ready for transport and help them maintain proper breathing, pressure and neck/spine support. Included in these goals are stabilizing the neck, spine and head, removing big blood clots, stopping any active bleeding, controlling the internal skull pressure, and allowing the needed amount of blood to flow to the brain. Once those steps are adequately accomplished, further treatment for brain injuries include using anticonvulsants to try to help prevent seizures from occurring, restricting the overall fluid intake, using a ventricular drain and ventricular to assist the patient to breath while being able to drain fluids as needed, and using diuretics to attempt to control the amount of water in the body,.
Then, if needed, brain surgeons could be called in to perform the following surgeries on brain injury or brain damaged patients. One type of brain surgery that brain surgeons do is called a craniotomy. This surgery is where the brain surgeon makes an opening in the skull to try and resolve the medical problems that are the cause of the pressure increase. The potential problems that they are looking to ease include blood clots and swollen brain tissues. A bone flap removal brain surgery is another technique surgeons can do to relieve internal pressure. The third type of brain surgery is Burr holes. The purpose of Burr Holes is to remove blood clots. All of these surgeries have risks so be sure to fully consult your doctor.
We are ready to help you and your family during this very tough time. We believe that brain injury and brain damage cases are complicated and we believe you need brain injury attorneys with a vast amount of experience with brain injury cases. We not only will provide you with our outstanding experience but we will also assemble a team to help research and conduct your case. This include outside brain experts, accident reconstructionists, physicians, and much more.
We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation to all of our potential clients so you can get answers to your questions and learn more about what your case might look like going forward. Our law firm has a strict no upfront fees policy where we will not charge you for our time and services unless and until we win your case. The Long Beach brain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo still do house calls for their clients as they are very willing to come to your home or hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We available to meet during the normal hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
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Long Beach, California ~ (562) 372-3960