What to Know Before Filing a Brain Injury Claim

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Traumatic brain injuries, also called TBIs, are damages to the brain usually caused by violent hits or jolts to the head or body. TBIs can also occur from objects going through brain tissue or as a result of medical malpractice. These types of injuries can become very severe if not treated properly and sometimes may even result in fatality. Before filing a claim for a medical malpractice-related TBI, it's important that you understand what this process will entail. This could mean anything from understanding symptoms of the TBI or becoming familiar with the filing process itself.

Symptoms of TBI

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in many situations. Medical malpractice-related injuries can occur because the doctor gave the patient the wrong dosage or type of medication or failed to timely diagnose a patient's stroke or heart attack. Depending on how severe the injury is, you could experience a variety of symptoms. If you are suffering from a mild TBI, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Behavioral changes

Moderate to severe TBI can have other symptoms like:

  • Slurred speech
  • Problems thinking and learning
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Weakness in arms and legs

Compensation

If you or someone you know is suffering from a medical malpractice TBI, you may be owed financial compensation. It's important that before filing a claim, you consider working with a skilled attorney to help you along the way. When proving pain and suffering from a medical malpractice-related TBI, it's crucial that you have supporting documents to help your case. Some documents that would be useful include:

  • Medical records
  • Pictures of injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical prognosis
  • Psychiatric records

Contact a Lawyer

Working with a lawyer on your TBI case could be beneficial in many ways. When suffering from these types of injuries, it's important that you take the proper time to recover fully. This can be hard when also attempting to file a claim for your injuries. Let us help you. Here at James Wood Law we have years of experience in fighting these types of claims and can help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve.

Call (505) 906-6774 to speak with our award-winning attorneys and review the details of your case today with a free initial consultation.