Proving A Head And Brain Injury

WHAT EVIDENCE IS NEEDED TO PROVE A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY? It can be beneficial to submit the following into evidence to prove a head and brain injury: Accident report Scene photographs Ambulance/EMT records and interviews ER records Medical records  Prior medical records Educational records Employment records Drug use history, long term prescription abuse (with brain injuries all the psychiatric evidence will be considered relevant such as arrest and conviction records, employment records) Before vs. after evidence (must show the difference between before the injury and after the injury)  Accident witnesses Collateral witnesses Corroborative medical records  PROVING DAMAGES IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN [...]

Proving A Head And Brain Injury2020-02-12T13:43:50-08:00

Pre-Existing Condition In Traumatic Brain Injury Case

WHAT IF THE INJURED VICTIM HAS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION? Many times when pursuing a personal injury claim for a traumatic brain injury case, the Defense Counsel will try to argue that the plaintiff had a pre-existing condition that included the same symptoms and complaints as the current brain injury that is the subject of the litigation.  In doing so, the Defense will attempt to limit the damages recoverable for the plaintiff in the traumatic brain injury case. In dealing with this argument, the legal doctrines of an “eggshell” plaintiff, exacerbation of a prior condition, and substantial causation are on point. [...]

Pre-Existing Condition In Traumatic Brain Injury Case2020-02-03T18:04:55-08:00

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

What are traumatic brain injury symptoms? The large number of possible traumatic brain injury symptoms makes the injury difficult to really understand.  Having any combination of these symptoms may be indicative of a TBI. Common symptoms include: NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS: Nausea, dizziness, balance, headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbance, musculoskeletal issues such as TMJ, neck and back pain.   SENSORY SYMPTOMS: Pain, altered or absent taste/smell (geusia/olfaction), changes in hearing (e.g. tinnitus), changes in vision (e.g. scanning, perception, reading comprehension).  COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS: Amnesia, inability to speak or understand language, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, difficulty thinking and understanding, inability to create new memories, or inability [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms2020-01-29T23:25:34-08:00

Different Types Of Brain Injuries: Severe, Moderate, and Mild

Traumatic Brain Injuries can be either: severe, moderate, or mild.  The severity of the brain injury is determined by a common scale, the Glasglow Coma Scale.   Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Severe traumatic brain injuries are the easiest to prove.  It is defined as a brain injury resulting in loss of consciousness for more than 6 hours and a Glasglow Coma Scale score of 3 to 8.   Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Moderate traumatic brain injuries have by definition objective signs which serve as evidence to support its existence.  A person suffering from a moderate TBI will have lost consciousness for 20 [...]

Different Types Of Brain Injuries: Severe, Moderate, and Mild2020-01-21T22:26:40-08:00

What Parts Of The Brain Are Affected In A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Many parts of the brain may be affected in a Traumatic Brain Injury. The brain floats in cerebrospinal fluid within the hard skull cavity. Portions of the interior of the skull against which the brain is situated are irregular and sharp, which is an added danger when the brain impacts the interior of the skull during trauma.  The brain cerebrum is an organ with the consistency of gelatin that is situated within the skull. The cerebrum has an outer layer of tissue known as the cerebral cortex which surrounds the gray matter. The cerebrum is sectionalized into main regions known [...]

What Parts Of The Brain Are Affected In A Traumatic Brain Injury?2020-01-21T21:27:24-08:00

What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury A Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as a TBI, is a trauma to the brain caused by an external force, such as a fall, an assault, or a motor vehicle accident. TBI does not include stroke, aneurysm, insufficient oxygen, poisoning, or infections - these are known as non-traumatic brain injuries.  Many times non-TBI injuries may cause similar deficits as a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Traumatic Brain Injury is frequently referred to as the “silent epidemic” because the problems that result from it often are not visible.  TBI is an injury to the brain characterized by five elements: 1. [...]

What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?2020-03-28T11:54:45-07:00