Brain injuries are common with deadly effects. According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury contributes to roughly 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. A TBI is caused by external trauma and can range from mild concussions to severe disabilities.
Brain injury is a national epidemic, according to the Texas Brain Injury Alliance. It is estimated that more than 144,000 Texans sustain brain injuries each year. That is one every four minutes. More than 381,000 live with a disability caused by a brain injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a work-related accident, you already know how difficult it is to cope with the changes caused by the brain injury. A TBI can cause headaches, nausea, sleep disturbance and difficulty in thinking. One thing you may not be aware of is that a brain injury can also increase the risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease.
When an individual is involved in an incident that results in significant brain injury and wishes to pursue legal recourse against the responsible party or parties, a well-planned and executed legal strategy is necessary. Brain injury victims usually require significant medical attention immediately following the incident, and often need lifelong care as a result of limited functioning that accompanies such injuries. Because the stakes are so high, the litigation involved in these cases must be as comprehensive as possible to avoid the potential for future appeals.