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A brain injury can dramatically change your life in seconds. Brain injuries may leave you dealing with serious and long-term health effects as well as considerable medical bills. The Brain Injury Association of America reports that every nine seconds a person in the US sustains a brain injury.
Additionally, about 2,600,000 people in the US have some type of brain injury as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor, or other illnesses. And approximately 52,000 Americans die each year due to traumatic brain injuries.
As we know, the brain is the control center for the body. Therefore, even seemingly minor injuries can have major consequences. Brain injuries affect your physical and mental capacity as well as your quality of life. The Canton brain injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick understand what you are going through and can help you seek the compensation that you and your family need.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Canton injury attorneys have experience helping clients retain the best care and outcome for their brain injury cases. Whether you’ve sustained a concussion from a car accident or seizures from medication complications, call us today at (330) 488-1234 or use our online contact form to reach out. We will review your options and explain what you can expect.
Brain Injury Causes
Diffuse axonal injury to the brain is the result of the brain being jarred back and forth inside the skull. Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center reports that 90 percent of concussions are related to sports activities. Other activities that can result in brain injury accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Sports accidents
- Child abuse such as Shaken Baby Syndrome
Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and football is integral to Ohioan life. Yet football is a leading cause of sports-related concussions and, although football organizations are working to change rules of play and required safety equipment to prevent traumatic brain injuries, high-contact sports still put players at risk. Canton brain injury attorneys are well versed in the legal system and can help address your concussions and sports-related brain injury cases while advocating for compensation and treatment of loss.
If you sustained a concussion from a car accident or stroke, a concussion-related to a sports injury, or any other blunt trauma, you may be at risk for a traumatic brain injury. Even complications from the flu and other illnesses can result in brain injury, and severe trauma is often irreversible. We can help you pursue compensation for your loss and seek the best in medical care, brain injury therapy, and neurological rehabilitation for your brain injuries.
Types of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury that can disrupt the normal functions of the brain and cause concussions. An acquired brain injury (ABI) occurs at the cellular level and is most often the result of pressure on the brain.
The severity of a TBI may range from mild to severe. Sustaining a TBI does not necessarily mean a person loses consciousness.
What makes traumatic brain injuries so complex is that their symptoms are sometimes delayed or internal. Common specific brain injuries identified by Healthline medical experts include:
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Hematoma: blood clotting outside the blood vessels
- Hemorrhage: uncontrolled internal bleeding
- Concussion: impact to the head which can result in internal injuries
- Edema: swelling or inflammation of the brain
- Skull fracture
If you have been in an accident in Ohio in which you have experienced force or whiplash, you may be experiencing traumatic brain injury symptoms and you see a qualified medical professional immediately. Then, you need to get in touch with our Canton personal injury lawyers, who can help pursue compensation for the best possible care during your recovery.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can manifest as physical, psychological, and cognitive issues. These brain injury symptoms include:
- Confusion and memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Dizziness or nausea
- Balance problems
- Slowed thinking
- Personality change
Typically, symptoms of concussions dissipate within several weeks. These symptoms are considered milder forms of brain injury, according to experts at Ohio State University. However, more severe brain injuries can cause post-concussion syndrome (PCS), which can have many longer-lasting effects.
Solutions and Treatments for Brain Injuries
Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, is a leading rehabilitation center for victims of traumatic brain injury. Thankfully, Ohio has no shortage of qualified medical experts, but access to this expertise can be expensive, long term, and fraught with challenges.
If you’ve sustained even a mild brain injury, you may have to take a leave of absence from work; more severe brain injuries can result in longer-term pain and attention. Canton brain injury attorneys at KNR can help pursue access to care through a brain injury settlement case.
Seeking Compensation After a Brain Injury
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury, you may be able to open a brain injury case. Medical treatment and rehab related to traumatic brain injuries are often long term and can be incredibly costly. That is why it is important to seek payment for damages if you believe you are not at fault for your brain injuries.
KNR can guide you through the legal process, help you get treatment, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for everything you deserve.
A TBI lawsuit can help you recover your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
KNR has helped numerous brain injury victims in the Canton area get the compensation they need. For example, KNR represented a 44-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car. We obtained a $275,000 settlement on his behalf.
Our Canton Injury Lawyers Can Help
The skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you recover after a traumatic brain injury in Canton, Ohio.
We have 11 locations throughout Ohio and a long history of fighting for people like you. If you have questions, speak to an experienced Canton TBI attorney today.