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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most serious, frightening injuries that any person could be diagnosed with. Brain injuries are also far more common than many people realize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 1.4 million people are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury annually. Approximately 275,000 of these brain injuries require an extended hospitalization, and sadly, 52,000 result in fatalities.
At Groth & Associates, our compassionate Toledo traumatic brain injury attorneys are committed to providing top-quality legal representation to victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury in Northwest Ohio, our legal team is here to help. We will guide you through every aspect of the legal claims process. Our Toledo personal injury lawyers will ensure that you or your loved one gets the best possible medical care and that your family is able to recover full financial compensation.
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ALL HEAD INJURIES REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, it is crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. Head injuries are always a serious medical issue. There are no exceptions. Not only are these injuries notoriously difficult to diagnose, but they often come with a delayed onset. A head injury that appears to be only minor may, in reality, involve serious brain damage. In most cases, head injuries get worse before they get better; it can take more than 72 hours for the effects of a brain injury to fully materialize.
Unfortunately, many brain injury victims are unable to get the medical treatment that they need. There is strong evidence to suggest that TBIs are chronically underreported. In fact, brainline.org, a prominent advocacy organization, refers to traumatic brain injuries as a ‘silent epidemic’. Too many people are forced to live with the awful effects of a brain injury without accessing all of the resources that are available to them.
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COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
It is never easy to diagnose a traumatic brain injury. Even trained medical professionals sometimes have trouble making an accurate and timely diagnosis. It is not an injury that can or should be treated at home. If you or your loved one has suffered a blow to the head, you need to watch out for all of the common symptoms that indicate a concussion or TBI. Below, our Toledo TBI attorneys have put together a list of symptoms that are most frequently associated with moderate brain injuries and severe brain injuries.
Moderate Brain Injuries
- Lethargy or fatigue;
- Changes in sensory perception;
- Brief pupil dilation;
- Minor memory loss;
- Trouble sleeping; and
- Unusual mood swings.
Severe Brain Injuries
- Loss of consciousness, even if only briefly;
- Painful and long-lasting headaches;
- Tingling or numbness in the extremities;
- Intense nausea and vomiting;
- Extended pupil dilation and vision problems;
- Slurred speech and general difficulty with speech;
- Significant memory loss;
- Convulsions or seizures; and
- Clear fluids leaking from nose or ears.
Please Remember: With brain injuries, it is always better to err on the side of caution. If your loved one is showing any of the signs of a concussion or TBI, you need to get them to the hospital for a comprehensive evaluation and the appropriate medical treatment. In addition, victims need to rest in order to recover fully. Brain injuries often get worse before they get better. Early intervention is critically important.
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WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR A BRAIN INJURY?
In Ohio, most traumatic brain injury claims are brought under the state’s negligence standard. Essentially, injured victims must prove that another party was legally responsible for their accident. If they can do so, then they are entitled to seek full financial compensation for their damages from that party. Of course, proving negligence is rarely easy. To ensure that they are able to prevail, injured victims should always work with an experienced Toledo brain injury lawyer. A qualified lawyer will have the skills and experience needed to help you build a strong legal case.
At Groth & Associates, our Toledo traumatic brain injury attorneys have represented victims in a wide range of personal injury cases. We handle concussion and brain injury claim involving auto accidents, commercial truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice cases, and much more. If you or your loved one suffered a serious brain injury because of the careless or reckless actions of another party, our Toledo personal injury lawyers are here to help.
COMPENSATION AVAILABLE TO BRAIN INJURY VICTIMS
In Ohio, injured victims are entitled to seek full compensation from the negligent party that caused the accident. In traumatic brain injury cases, recovering compensation can be a complex task. TBI victims often require ongoing rehabilitative therapy. It is crucial that these victims are able to make a complete financial recovery so that they can 1) pay for the best available medical care and 2) provide financial support for their family. At Groth & Associates, our Toledo brain injury lawyers have experience advocating for the rights and interests of victims. We work aggressively to ensure that TBI victims can maximize their financial recovery. We help our clients obtain compensation for:
- Emergency medical bills;
- Long-term medical care;
- Physical therapy;
- Mental health treatment;
- Medical equipment;
- Disability coverage;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of life enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death.
CONTACT OUR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS IN TOLEDO
At Groth & Associates, our dedicated traumatic brain injury lawyers in Toledo have deep experience handling concussion and TBI claims. If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, our law firm is here to help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve.
For a free, no obligation legal consultation, please contact our law office today. With offices in Toledo, Bowling Green, and Fremont, we represent injured victims throughout Northwest Ohio, including in Wood County, Lucas County, Sandusky County, Ottawa County, Henry County, and Fulton County.