Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is an acute head injury that occurs when an external force causes disruption to the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) involves a temporary disruption of brain cells, whereas severe trauma can result in bruising, torn tissue, and bleeding that can cause permanent brain damage or death. TBI is a leading cause of death in the United States. Long-term effects of TBI can range from impaired thinking or memory to impaired emotional or physical functioning.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually in the United States. Of the 275,000 cases hospitalized, over 50,000 result in death.
Joe Lyon is a highly rated Ohio personal injury attorney. Mr. Lyon has represented plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of wrongful death and TBI claims.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
Head and brain injuries vary, depending on the cause and subsequent treatment on the injury. Some of the most severe types of TBI include:
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Hypoxic Brain Injury
- Penetrating (Open Head) Injury
- Subdural Hematoma
- Locked In Syndrome
- Closed Head Injury
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
- Coup-ContreCoup Injury
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head or body. The degree of damage depends on several factors, including the nature of the event and the force of impact. Common causes of TBI include the following:
- Birth Trauma
- Auto Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Farming Equipment Accidents
- Vehicle Defects
- Defective Airbags
- Defective Seat Belts
- Defective Firearms
- Premises Liability
- Elevator Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Fracking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Pipeline Explosions
- Combat Related Activities
Legal Representation and Compensation
Around 138 people die from TBI injuries in the United States each day. Those who survive a TBI can face disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. The effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues have lasting effects on individuals, families and communities.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio catastrophic injury and product liability attorney accepting cases of traumatic brain injury nationwide. Working on contingency fees, The Lyon Firm invests to learn the critical facts that will drive a successful personal injury case. Expert testimony is critical in traumatic brain injury cases to understand the scope of the injury, and Mr. Lyon has experience working with neurologists and neuropsychologists to develop this important evidence.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.
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