A serious brain injury can affect the victim in unpredictable ways. While there may be certain obvious effects, such as the inability to concentrate and difficulty in speaking, other effects can take time to become noticeable. The victim may also suffer from emotional problems, including depression and anger. What was once a loving family member becomes a stranger in many ways.
At Ladah Law Firm, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling brain injury cases. We understand just how debilitating these injuries can be and we are ready to fight aggressively to help you obtain every dollar that you rightfully deserve.
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Severe brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways. Indeed, many different types of accidents could potentially cause damage to a person’s head. It may be a slip and fall accident at a Las Vegas casino, a car accident on Interstate-15 or even a criminal assault that was caused by negligent security at a Clark County business. Ultimately, if you suffered any type of blunt force trauma to your head or neck, you are at risk of sustaining a serious brain injury.
If you sustained any type of head injury, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. The effects of a brain injury are not always obvious. Indeed, these injuries are notorious for occurring with a delayed onset. Often, the full effects of a concussion are not felt for 24 to 72 hours after the initial accident. Some of the symptoms that you should watch out for that might indicate a serious brain injury include:
The bottom line: If a family member or yourself have suffered a brain injury, concussion or blow to the head, get medical help immediately. If you do not health insurance coverage or a family doctor, our firm will help you immediately get a proper diagnosis and medical care without having to worry about any payment up front.
Our firm is experienced in cases involving life-changing injuries and wrongful death. Our goal in every case is to maximize the compensation our client receives. If you hire Ladah Law Firm to represent you, we’ll undertake a comprehensive effort to help you get the medical care, services and compensation you need to rebuild your life. In general, liability in a Las Vegas brain injury case must be established under Section 41-141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. This is the state’s comparative fault standard. Under these rules, a victim can hold another party liable for their brain injury damages if they can prove that the defendant’s negligence played a role in causing the accident. Negligence comes in many different forms. What constitutes negligence in an auto accident case is far different than what constitutes negligence in a premises liability case. Ultimately, if you or someone you care about sustained a brain injury, and you believe that the unsafe actions of another person or business may have contributed to your accident or your injuries, your claim needs to be reviewed by an experienced attorney.
When you hire our legal team, Ramzy Ladah, Attorney at Law, and his firm Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, will be with you through all the difficulties presented. We understand the physical, financial and emotional suffering that brain injury victims and their families must endure. Our commitment to our clients is that we will always work relentlessly without end to ensure you get medical help & services and financial compensation that you do deserve. Attorney Ramzy Ladah will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and the effects it has had on you and your family, using the services of a professional accident investigator and other specialists when it can help your case. Mr. Ladah will also work closely with a brain injury specialist to determine the true extent of the injury and the medical care and services your loved one needs to recover as sufficiently as possible. Depending on the specific nature of your brain injury claim, Ladah Law Firm may be capable of helping you recover financial coverage for:
If you or your family member suffered a brain injury in Las Vegas, Don’t delay getting in touch with us immidiately to schedule your free consultation with Attorney Ramzy Ladah or another highly proficient attorney at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC. We will help you get the crucial medical care and compensation for you need and deserve. We are strong advocates who work with determination to help our clients obtain maximum compensation.
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What Are Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Many things can go wrong after an accident that will negatively affect your brain. In some cases, your brain will begin bleeding, which can lead to blood clots and pressure building up inside the skull.
Other brain injuries cause confusion, impaired memory, slurred speech, and loss of coordination or mobility. These injuries are usually called “traumatic brain injuries,” which can range from relatively mild concussions to more serious injuries. Traumatic brain injuries occur when something penetrates the skull or simply because of damage caused by shaking or blunt trauma.
If you are denied oxygen for a length of time, then you might also suffer brain damage. When oxygen deprivation lasts for over five minutes, brain cells begin to die and the damage is usually permanent.
A doctor can diagnose a brain injury by observing you and possibly ordering a CT Scan to look at the brain. Generally, doctors will diagnose a concussion or other traumatic brain injury by asking you questions about the accident and whether you blacked out, while also testing your reflexes and mental acuity.
If a doctor suspects that you are bleeding in the brain or have a blood clot, then imagining tests will be performed on the brain.
Although concussions are relatively mild brain injuries, you need a doctor to look at you. Typically, doctors try to manage symptoms and wait for the concussion to clear up on its own. As a result, you might take over-the-counter medicine to manage pain and be prohibited from doing strenuous exercise.
Many concussions clear up within a few months, though some people suffer from symptoms for much longer. Severe brain injuries can leave someone permanently impaired and in need of ongoing medical help.
If a brain injury is moderate to severe, then many patients will undergo rehabilitation as soon as possible. Rehab can help people learn how to do familiar tasks in a new way. It can also help people relearn how to walk or use their limbs after a devastating accident.
In many ways, compensation will be the same. Our clients with brain injuries can receive money to pay for medical care, replace lost wages, and compensate for pain and suffering.
There are often slight differences, however. Because brain injuries often lead to changes in mood, personality, and behavior, injured victims could possibly receive much more in mental anguish or emotional distress than other victims. It is not unusual for many people with brain injuries to suffer severe impairments in speech, memory, and mobility, which can increase pain and suffering damages.
With severe brain injuries, a victim’s spouse could also have a claim for loss of consortium. These claims compensate spouses for negative changes in their marriage. Technically, a victim’s spouse can almost always bring a loss of consortium claim, but juries don’t often award a lot of money unless the victim has suffered catastrophic injuries. A severe brain injury that has left someone paralyzed can often garner big loss of consortium awards.
Be persistent. Those suffering from moderate to severe brain injuries often need rehabilitation to relearn basic tasks like bathing, getting dressed, and communicating. It can be extremely stressful to relearn familiar tasks with a brain injury. What was once familiar now seems strange and impossible.
There is some research that suggests the sooner you start rehab, the more progress you might make. Lean on your family as a necessary support system and attend all rehabilitation. You will probably attend rehabilitation on an inpatient basis at first, for typically 30 to 90 days. After discharge, you might continue on with rehab.
If you suffered a blow to your head or body, then you should immediately contact emergency services. You want to be transported to the hospital in a safe manner. Additional brain damage could make recovery much harder, so you need to be careful.
Victims who suffer severe brain injuries are usually admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where doctors will monitor their vital signs and make sure the brain receives enough oxygen. Once the patient is stabilized, he or she can be discharged from the ICU, though they will need to stay in the hospital for additional time.
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