Feinberg & Alban, P.C. is very skilled in the handling of these serious cases. Often the injuries are subtle so your lawyer must understand the medicine as well as the facts of the case.
Many accidents lead to injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments. These are known as orthopedic injuries. In our office, we regularly see clients who have suffered injuries to their shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Of course, we also see cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine injuries. These types of injuries can occur from a number of different types of accidents, such as car accidents, bicycle accidents, slips and falls, and workplace accidents.
The lawyer you select must understand the medicine. That involves what is often referred to as the mechanism of injury (surprisingly, something that is often disputed), the nature of the injury, the prognosis, and similar issues. The lawyer should also know what the dollar value is of these cases. Comparable settlements and verdicts are relevant.
There is a science to the medicine and a science to the valuation of the injury. Neither science is perfect but experienced practitioners can offer important insight and useful approaches.
Spinal injuries can range from sprains and strains to disc injuries and fractures of the vertebral body. Any of these can have long-term implications with a serious and adverse effect on a client’s mobility, function, and level of pain. As with head and brain injuries, radiographic evidence in the form of X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans is used to document in a concrete and vivid way the existence of such an injury. This is done by reliance upon a neurologist and/or neurosurgeon. In addition, an orthopedic radiologist may be employed to explain the condition. Learn more about spine and back injuries >>
Defined as the study of the nervous system, in the legal context it can concern a wide array of injuries including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and conditions or disorders that may come about from trauma. A full workup is sometimes suggested by the medical practitioners as these injuries can cause significant long-term effects and impairments.
As with orthopedic injuries, there is a respected and/or conventional approach to the medical and legal issues involved. In these kinds of cases, you should have an attorney who is knowledgeable about the law and the medicine.
A range of injuries with dramatic effects
Head injuries can range from scalp contusions to brain damage. Brain injuries can involve subdural hematomas, subarachnoid hemorrhages, midline shifts, brain contusions, or any number of other serious conditions. These can have dramatic effects on functioning, cognition, mood, and behavior.
A variety of situations can result in traumatic brain injuries:
You or your loved one may have suffered a traumatic brain injury if any of the following conditions resulted from trauma to the head:
Pay close attention to symptoms
A brain injury may not show up initially on an MRI or CAT scan. But if any of the listed symptoms occur—with or without irritability, inability to concentrate, and fatigue—trauma is indeed possible and even probable. Close family members (rather than the injured person) often are the first to recognize personality and behavior changes in a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes a person’s orthopedic injuries are so severe that the traumatic brain injury is not detected for some time after the accident, although it may have consequences on the person’s ability to function for even longer than the orthopedic injuries.
If you suspect that you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, yet conventional testing reveals no damage, you should seek reputable and experienced attorneys who can help. With determination and compassion, we will help you and your family navigate through the often-complex maze of specialists and insurance companies.
Committed to proving the extent of injury
It is vital for the personal injury law firm you hire to be knowledgeable about your condition and willing and able to present the injury in as full medical detail as required. This means addressing proof, such as:
It is important to document in a concrete way the existence of such an injury, because often a client with a brain injury has no outward sign of that injury. This documentation can often be obtained by seeing a neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, neurosurgeon, or social workers. One important approach that is sometimes neglected by less-experienced attorneys is seeking a neuropsychologist to conduct a battery of specialized tests to see how the injury may have affected thinking and memory. These neuropsychological tests can document and quantify what the client may just perceive as vague changes in memory or ability to process information. Feinberg & Alban, P.C. has successfully handled many cases involving head and brain injuries to secure deserved compensation for their clients.
At Feinberg & Alban, P.C. we pursue your claim aggressively. We are relentless advocates for our clients while maintaining a professional and well-respected demeanor. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us immediately at 617-232-5950 or toll-free at 1.800.479.9991 or contact us online.
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