Brain damage can be caused by a traumatic head or brain injury or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Lawsuits related to brain injuries or hypoxia can be caused by several reasons such as smoke inhalation, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, drug interactions, construction accidents, serious falls, or carbon monoxide poisoning. Hypoxia, lack of oxygen, and traumatic head injuries can cause death, comas, paralysis, limited capacity, brain swelling, extreme pain, numbness, loss of control of bodily functions, and loss of identity.
As a Texas Hypoxia and Traumatic Brain Injury lawyer, Jason Coomer helps families seek compensation for negligence that results in traumatic brain injuries and hypoxia causing serious brain damage to infants, children, or adults. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury through the negligence of another, use our contact form to contact Texas Traumatic Brain Injury and Hypoxia Lawyer, Jason Coomer, for a free review of your potential claim or send an e-mail to Austin Texas Head Injury and Lack of Oxygen Brain Injury lawyer, Jason Coomer.
Brain Death Injuries, Brain Death Claims, and Brain Death Lawsuits
Brain death occurs when the brain stops functioning altogether. A brain injury is suffered by someone in America every 15 seconds. Each year, approximately 100,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries and about a half of million more people suffer are permanent impairment. It is estimated that approximately 5.5 million Americans are living with a disability from a traumatic brain injury.
Handling Texas brain death lawsuits are difficult personal injury lawsuits because of the catastrophic damages that it causes in the lives of the person's loved ones. In addition to dealing with the grief of losing a loved one, there are often guardianship issues, living will, or estate issues that have to be handled as well as being aware of insurance adjusters and risk managers that may attempt to take advantage of grieving family members to limit the guilty defendant's liability.
Traumatic Brain Injuries, Traumatic Head Injury Lawsuits, and Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
It is estimated that approximately 1.4 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury each year in the United States. Of these traumatic brain injuries, 50,000 people die; 235,000 people are hospitalized; and 1.1 million people are treated and released from an emergency department. The number of people with Traumatic Brain Injury who are not seen in an emergency department or who receive no care is unknown.
For people that have suffered traumatic brain injuries, the last thing that they or their families need while seeking medical treatment for the injured person is to deal with insurance adjusters or risk managers making unexpected telephone calls or visits to ask questions and take recorded statements. For these families, having an experienced Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer or a Texas Hypoxia Lawyer protecting them and guiding them through a lawsuit or insurance claim, can make a huge difference.
Infant Brain Injury Lawsuits and Causes of Hypoxia During Birth (Texas Birth Injury Hypoxia Brain Damage Lawsuits)
Several reasons can cause an unborn child to suffer hypoxia resulting in a brain injury during the birthing process including a difficult labor, unreasonable delay in performing a C-section, delay in delivering an extremely large baby, gestational diabetes in the mother, failure to properly and timely resuscitate the baby, maternal or fetal bleeding complications, excessive administration of Pitocin, and placenta previa. It is important during any birth to have medical professionals that are able to protect the safety of the mother and child by not allowing any of these factors to become a problem. If problems arise and these difficulties occur during the birth of your child and the child sustains a brain injury, you may want to contact a Texas Birth Injury Lawyer with the skill and dedication to help you get the compensation.
Serious Brain Injury Claims and Texas Brain Damage Lawsuits
Serious brain injuries can occur through traumatic impact to the head caused by an automobile accident, serious fall, falling object, construction accident, accidental gun shot, boating accident, or a vicious attack. Severe trauma to the head can cause the brain to move inside the skull and injure the brain. The skull typically protects the brain from injury, but because the inside of the skull is rough a traumatic event that causes the brain to move or to swell inside the skull can cause the brain to press up against the skull and cause serious brain damage.
Types Brain Injuries and Brain Damage
A subarachnoid hemorrhage can be caused by trauma and is often described as the worst headache you can have. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding between the middle membrane covering of the brain and the brain itself. Specifically it occurs within the cerebrospinal fluid-filled spaces surrounding the brain (also known as the subarachnoid space).
Subdural hematomas are usually the result of a serious head injury. When they occur from head trauma, it is called an "acute" subdural hematoma. Acute subdural hematomas are among the deadliest of all head injuries. The bleeding fills the skull area very rapidly, leaving little room for the brain, and are associated with brain injuries.
Subdural hematomas can occur after a very minor head injury, especially in the elderly. The subdural hematomas go unnoticed for many days or many weeks, and are called "chronic" subdural hematomas. During a subdural hematoma, tiny veins between the surface of the brain and its outer covering (the dura) stretch and tear, allowing blood to collect. In the elderly, the veins are often already stretched because of brain atrophy (shrinkage).
There are several types of brain injuries. Two common types of head injuries are Concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury and a Contusion, which is a bruise on the brain. Concussions are fairly common and can occur with any blow to the head, whether or not unconsciousness occurs. If someone has received a blow to the head, they should be watched closely for signs of possible brain damage. Things to watch for include repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, confused mental state or varying levels of consciousness, seizure-like activity, weakness on one side of the body or the inability to wake up (coma). If any of these signs are present, immediately call your health care provider.
More severe brain injuries can result in unconsciousness, vegetative states, limited capacity, or a coma that can last for days, weeks, months, years, or are permanent. More severe brain injuries can result in brain death and death.
A coma is a state in which the person seems to be asleep but cannot be woken up and does not respond to stimuli or offer any reaction. A person can remain in a coma for days, weeks, months, even years, and in some cases never come out of the coma.
A Vegetative state is where the person is unable to react with the environment although he or she can still feel and recognize stimuli. The body of someone in this state will still react to sensations by way of perspiration, heart rate, etc. but the patient my not react outwardly. If this condition lasts for more than one month, it is known as a persistent vegetative state.
A limited capacity state is where a person that has suffered a traumatic brain injury is no longer in a vegetative state or coma. However, as the name suggests, responses from the person does not have the brain or neurological capacity that they had prior to the brain injury. Reasoning, movement, and other basic functions or emotions are no longer available. It can take years of therapy and medical treatment to recover all or part of the person's abilities.
Locked in syndrome is a condition where the person is unable to move any part of their body except for the eyes. The person’s consciousness and emotions remain intact but the person is unable to make any physical movement other than eye movements and blinking. This is a rare neurological condition.
Medical Malpractice Severe Brain Injury Claims
Severe brain damage can be caused by a lack of oxygen getting to the brain, a hemorrhage inside the brain, or damage to the skull. These serious brain injury claims can occur because of medical negligence when careless health care providers do not provide proper monitoring of patients, prescribe incorrect drug combinations, do not recognize fetal distress, or fail to recognize a patient has stopped breathing. Through drug interactions or respiratory failure, lack of oxygen to the brain can cause severe and permanent brain injuries.
Texas Brain Damage Lawsuits and Texas Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injury lawyer, Jason Coomer handles a variety of Texas personal injury lawsuits including automobile accident claims (car wrecks, truck collisions, bus collisions, run over bicyclists, and motorcycle accidents); serious falls; falling objects, electrocutions; fires; smoke inhalation; toxic exposure; industrial accidents; misuse of equipment; falling objects; explosions; and shattered glass.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on serious head trauma claims and Texas brain injury lawsuits. Don't think that if you have suffered a serious head trauma or a person you love has suffered a severe brain injury that a responsible party either big business or insurance company is going to voluntarily tell you about all the insurance coverage they have or pay you money for all the damages you have suffered. In fact many businesses and insurance companies will hire adjusters and defense lawyers to limit any money that they have to pay. The last thing a person wants or needs to be doing after a catastrophic head injury is to battle big insurance and their litigation team to make them take care of the damages that they have caused. It helps having an experienced personal injury lawyer help you calculate damages including past medical bills, future medical expenses, pharmacy bills, therapy bills, lost wages, future lost wages, lost earning capacity, damage to career or business, pain & suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered.
Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits, Texas Head Injury Lawyer, and Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Texas Head Injury Lawyer, Jason Coomer, commonly works on Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits, Texas Head Injury Lawsuits, and Texas Hypoxia Lawsuits with other experienced Texas Head Injury Lawyers and Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers including Houston head trauma lawyers, Houston brain injury lawyers, Houston Brain Trauma Lawyers, San Antonio Brain Injury Lawyers, San Antonio Traumatic Head Injury Lawyers, Dallas Brain Trauma Lawyers, Dallas Brain Injury Lawyers, and other catastrophic injury lawyers to make sure that his clients are provided the best legal teams possible for their Texas Brain Injury Law Suit, Texas Brain Damage Lawsuit, Texas Traumatic Head Injury Lawsuit, or Catastrophic Injury Claim. He also commonly works with other lawyers throughout the United States on catastrophic brain injury lawsuits.
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