Search Site
Menu

Traumatic Brain Injury Case and Effect

The Centers for Disease Control calls head injuries a “serious public health problem.”

1.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some symptoms may become apparent in as little as 24 hours, while other symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months. Sometimes, even attentive loved ones are dismissive of the initial TBI signs. Mood changes and anger are attributed to “a bad day.” A busy schedule and the natural aging process are blamed for memory problems. But TBI effects do not stop with irritability and nuisance. TBI patients often develop a prolonged sense of hopelessness, followed by serious depression and perhaps even suicide.

TBI Causes

Researchers believe that most TBIs in Boston are caused either by a blow to the head or by a deep, penetrating wound. The brain is so sensitive that there does not have to be very much force at all to cause a brain injury.

  • A penetrating wound may be more than a violent and random gun or knife attack. A person may be shot in a hunting accident and appear to recover. Only later do the doctors detect brain damage that may have initially been overlooked. Trepanation, or drilling a hole in the head as a surgical procedure, is extremely rare in the United States but is practiced much more frequently in other parts of the world.
  • A blow to the head does not necessarily require any violent physical contact. Smaller, repetitive blows may also cause a TBI. Other times, a shock wave from a bomb blast can cause the same effect. Such occurrences have been observed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Gulf War veterans, and may apply in other instances as well, such as construction workers who use dynamite to demolish buildings.

To learn more about TBIs and their costs, visit our website or call me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Choosing Feinberg & Alban was probably one of the best decisions I ever took. Robert Feinberg and Perry Feinberg are amazing in their professionalism as well as in compassion. Perry was the lead attorney for me. He was always responsive to any questi...

    Read more

    Raja Bhattacharyya

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I would like to express my gratitude to Feinberg & Alban PC. They are great people and professionals. If you need an attorney these are your guys. Thank you so much! Tatiana

    Read more

    Tatiana Andreeva

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    It was unbelievable!! I got into a motorcycle accident didn’t remember a thing when I woke up I was in the hospital and very terrified I thought to myself I think I need a lawyer I started looking online and I came across this law firm let me tel...

    Read more

    Vin Loco

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Colleen Santora helped immensely in every step along the way of my fight against the insurance company regarding my property damage and injuries sustained. I'm grateful and would recommend Colleen to anyone! Thanks

    Read more

    DatDude Lex

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    When I was in a car accident, my husband and I searched for a good injury lawyer to represent me After talking to several law firms, we found Feinberg & Alban. The moment we finished talking with Robert and Perry Feinberg, both my husband and I immed...

    Read more

    Jayashree Banerjee

See all reviews
Awards & Affiliations
Contact us

Quick Contact Form