Brain Injuries

Accidents resulting in serious brain injuries can be devastating and cause permanent health problems. In many cases, the accident which caused the brain injury was preventable and the result of another's negligence.

Often, a traumatic brain injury can be hard to detect. Due to the subtle nature of "mild" to "moderate" brain injury, the damage can go undetected and undiagnosed. As a result, accident victims who have sustained a traumatic brain injury rarely receive prompt treatment for their physical and cognitive impairment.

Brain injuries can be divided into two categories. Non-traumatic and traumatic.

Non-traumatic injuries involve non-violent incidents such as illness, oxygen deprivation, toxic chemical exposure or cardiac arrest. Symptoms of a non-traumatic brain injury include:

  • Diminished memory
  • Speech and sensory problems
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Kidney failure
  • Diminished muscle coordination
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden impact such a head trauma (often as a result of an automobile accident), shaken baby syndrome, recreational activities and birth injuries.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include, but are not limited to:

  • Delays in processing information
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Poor judgment
  • Headaches
  • Lapses in memory and recall
Long-terms effects include minor and significant brain damage, comas, and in some cases, wrongful death.

The attorneys at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens have worked with numerous families coping with the effect of a brain injury. They have successfully represented both victims and their families and helped them obtain the compensation they deserve for a lifetime of coping with this catastrophic injury.

For more information, see our FAQs re Brain Injuries or call Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens to speak to one of our dedicated Brain Injury attorneys.

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana
Brain Injury Resource Center
National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurological Surgeons Association
Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
TBI Mental health tips, facts and strategies

Brain Injuries FAQs

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