Tampa Brain Injury Attorney
Two types of brain injuries can give rise to a personal injury claim in Florida. The first is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which can result from a car accident, slip and fall, etc. The other is an acquired brain injury, which can happen when there is a lack of oxygen to the brain. This type of brain injury is typically related to medical malpractice claims. Resolving a brain injury claim can be quite complicated. Do not try to take on these big medical facilities or companies on your own. Instead, let an experienced Tampa brain injury attorney help.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a crushing injury, something penetrating the brain, or a closed head injury where the head moves very quickly in one direction forcing the brain against the skull. TBIs are common in motor vehicle accidents, assaults, sports, and falls.
A concussion is a type of a TBI and is usually called a minor injury, which isn’t really accurate. However, the more concussions someone has, the damage can become severe. If you hit your head in a car accident or on the ground when you fell, it’s imperative you seek medical treatment immediately. Symptoms can show up right away or several days later. Watch for persistent headaches, nausea, confusion, trouble focusing, memory loss, lack of balance, etc.
In more severe TBIs, victims suffer long-term damage or may be in a vegetative state.
Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
These types of brain injuries are more common in events like a near-drowning, a stroke, infectious disease, or heart attack. Two of the most common types of non-traumatic brain injuries are hypoxia, which is a reduction in oxygen to the brain, and anoxia, which is total oxygen deprivation. Every second counts with these types of injuries. You can sustain minor brain damage within the first minute, while severe brain damage can occur in four minutes. Anything longer could be fatal.
These types of non-traumatic brain injuries are common in medical malpractice lawsuits. Some occur in babies during birth, while others are the result of negligence. If a medical provider delayed your diagnosis, misdiagnosed you, prescribed the wrong medication, or made a mistake during surgery, you could suffer oxygen deprivation to your brain.
Working with a Tampa Brain Injury Attorney
Pursing a brain injury claim is complicated. You need a Tampa personal injury lawyer who has experience resolving traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury claims. You want someone who is not afraid to go up against a medical facility or hospital with high-paid attorneys. Defendants will fight these claims and even go to trial if necessary because there is so much at risk, especially in malpractice cases. These medical professionals and facilities would rather pay their attorneys than admit to any wrongdoing.
At Moore Law, we have decades of experience successfully resolving both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury cases for our clients. We have the courtroom skills and the financial resources to take your case to trial if necessary. To learn more about how we can help, contact Moore Law today to schedule an initial consultation.