Columbia Brain Injury Attorney
Dealing with the Consequences of a Brain Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, life may never again
be the same. The brain, as the center of the nervous system, is obviously
vital to the proper function and control of every aspect the body. Even
relatively minor injuries can result in permanent and irreversible damage
that may leave the victim with a partial or total disability, preventing
him or her from being fully self-sufficient and able to support a family.
The individual may additionally require extensive ongoing medical care. In fact,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total economic
cost of traumatic brain injury nationwide was $76.5 billion in 2010. Some estimates place the individual costs of caring for a brain injury
victim at between $500,000 and $2 million over the course of a lifetime.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries occur for a variety of reasons, but most of them are entirely
preventable. This is particularly true when they befall a patient who
is under the care of a doctor. For example, a baby may suffer a
birth injury such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy during labor if the obstetrician
fails to resolve a compressed umbilical cord or similar complication.
Similarly, a patient may suffer a stroke after a
medical misdiagnosis or may suffer a concussion in a fall caused by nursing home negligence.
There are many possible scenarios in which a brain injury could supply
grounds for a
medical malpractice claim, and if you believe that you may have a case, then we encourage
you to contact us now to discuss the matter.
Call (999) 302-0714 for the Legal Help You Need
A Columbia personal injury attorney from the Law Office of James R. Snell,
Jr., LLC is ready to meet with you for a free consultation to review your
legal options and determine how much your claim may be worth. We understand
how important it is for you to receive full compensation for your medical
expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, and we want to help you
take action to recover the amount you deserve. Let us put our skill and
dedication to work for you!
Call our firm today.