Brain Damage in Florida
Walking, talking, and eating are among the most basic functions that we take for granted every day. These can be taken away in an instant as the result of traumatic brain injuries. Along with the loss of basic functions, brain trauma can drastically alter the victim’s personality and put severe strain and heartache on families. The physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of brain damage are life-altering. Many cases of brain damage are not mere accidents; they are due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others.
Our compassionate legal experts at Lichtblau & Goldenberg understand the emotional and financial burdens unfairly placed on brain injury victims and their families. As a victim of brain damage you may be entitled to compensation for your injury, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and future medical care and rehabilitation.
Lichtblau & Goldenberg is passionate about helping victims of brain injury. If you or a loved one suffers from brain damage, and are looking for a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, please call us today for your free consultation.
Brain Injuries Have Severe Consequences
Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In Florida, over 97,000 brain injuries are sustained each year, and more than 3,800 victims will die as a result. Falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, and sports injuries are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. Following a traumatic brain injury, victims often experience personality changes, cognitive disabilities, and the loss of motor skills. Many are unable to return to a normal life and may require constant medical care. In severe cases, complications may arise during surgery including the pooling of blood in the head (hematoma), epilepsy, amnesia, paralysis, coma, and death.
Brain trauma can also be the result of medical malpractice. During treatment for traumatic brain injuries, your life is in the hands of your physician. It is their responsibility to act with utmost caution and care. In some events, brain swelling, bleeding in the brain or skull, or other severe side-effects may go unnoticed by a physician and lead to further trauma that could have been prevented. This is unacceptable and grounds for legal action.
Additionally, brain damage due to lack of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxiation) is a rare but potentially deadly event. Infants that do survive brain damage at birth suffer from developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or injury to other major organs. If your child suffered brain damage at birth due to diagnostic, medical, or procedural error, you may be eligible to pursue legal action and receive compensation for medical malpractice.
Experts May Be Essential To Your Case
The brain is one of the most complex systems in the universe and successful litigation in a brain damage case requires extensive knowledge of the brain and the consequences of brain trauma. At Lichtblau & Goldenberg, we will work tirelessly with you and your family to build a strong case against the individual(s) responsible for your suffering. Drawing on over 55 years of legal expertise, our team will work together with top medical and other experts and help you recover damages from whoever was responsible for your brain injury.
The consequences of brain damage are both emotionally and financially draining. We understand that the last thing any coping family wants to do is take on the additional stress of pursuing legal action. Our team of brain injury lawyers Lichtblau & Goldenberg will approach your case with compassion and integrity. We take the time to guide our clients through the legal process and strive to ease this painful and taxing time for you. The most important thing to us is seeing you and your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a traumatic brain injury, please contact Lichtblau & Goldenberg immediately at 561-863-9100. Finding the right brain injury lawyer is only a phone call away.