Brain & Head Injury Attorneys
Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law
Advocating for Brain & Head Injury Victims
Head trauma, whether resulting from a blow or an accident, often leads to injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injury encompasses a range of conditions, including concussions, hemorrhages, loss of consciousness, coma, and skull fractures. The severity of the injury falls into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Brain swelling (edema) and bruising (contusion) are common complications that can arise from traumatic brain injury. In virtually all cases of head injury, the primary goal is to maintain the patient's quality of life. Laskin Balma's Law Offices are well-versed both in visible and invisible aspects of a brain injury case.
Brain & Head Injury
Brain damage can occur through direct trauma like fractures or penetration of the skull or indirect trauma like Shaken Baby Syndrome. Secondary types of brain injury such as edema, hydrocephalus, hygroma, and hematoma can be devastating and may occur after being released from the emergency room. Seek medical attention if you experience unusual activity, headaches, or migraines. The Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Laskin Balma are knowledgeable in both visible and invisible aspects of brain injuries.
The following is a list of common signs and symptoms of an injury to the brain:
- Loss of consciousness – In any degree, from being dazed for a few seconds all the way to slipping into a coma.
- Post-traumatic amnesia – Memory loss, particularly of events prior to, during, and following the incident.
- Concussion – Awareness may be altered, and you may feel dizzy, nauseous, disoriented, forgetful, irritable, or depressed.
- Encephalopathy – Literally, disease of the brain, a state in which the brain is not functioning normally (not always a permanent state). You may be confused, inattentive, or in a stupor.
- Focal neurological signs – There are specific, recognizable signs that alert your doctor to your brain malfunction.
- Seizure – Also called a “fit” or convulsion, nerve cells misfire, causing the arms, legs, body, and head to twitch or move uncontrollably. You can lose consciousness, fall, and further injure yourself.
- Unequal or non-reactive pupils – The pupils do not respond to light in a normal manner, indicating an injury inside the brain.
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