Concussion and Other Head Injury Lawsuits
Head injuries are dangerous. In many cases, these injuries occur while engaging in sports activities or exercise (such as cycling). Failure to diagnose and treat a serious concussion or other head injury in a timely and proper fashion can result in permanent disability, mental impairment, and even death. The most common type of head injury is a concussion, which is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are an estimated 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions per year. A concussion is a type of TBI hat occurs when the brain is jarred or shaken hard enough to bounce against the skull. Multiple concussions can have a long-lasting, cumulative life-changing effect.
You don’t have to be hit in the head to experience a concussion. An impact elsewhere on the body can create enough force to jar the brain. You also won’t necessarily lose consciousness with a concussion. Concussions range from mild to severe. The effects may be apparent immediately, or they may not show up until hours or even days later.
Other types of TBIs are a contusion, which is a bruise on the brain that can cause swelling, and a hematoma, which is bleeding in the brain that collects and forms a clot. A skull fracture is another type of head injury that can affect the brain. Sometimes with a fracture, pieces of bone can cut into the brain and cause bleeding and other types of injury.
TBIs can result from a number of activities, including:
- baseball and softball
- riding powered recreational vehicles such as dune buggies, go-carts, and mini bikes
- playground activities
TBIs can result in:
- dizziness or balance problems
- double or fuzzy vision
- feeling foggy or groggy
- feeling sluggish or tired
- memory loss
- sensitivity to light or noise
- sleep disturbance
- trouble concentrating
- trouble remembering
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a concussion or other head trauma, and you think a doctor, nurse, or hospital failed to diagnose and/or treat it properly or in time, you should consult an experienced New York concussion and head injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin. The medical treatment, physical therapy, adaptive equipment, and any other care that may be needed can be expensive. We will consult credible experts, review the medical records, and conduct an investigation to determine what happened during surgery or treatment. If it is discovered that a doctor or nurse made a mistake that lead to the injury, you will have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for damages.
Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits and has recovered over $100 million for its clients
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in connection with a concussion or other head injury, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin today at (914) 686-4000 to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated New York medical malpractice attorney
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