Traumatic Brain Injury
The idea that your brain has changed – possibly forever – can be incredibly hard to process. In some cases, the effects may be debilitating. In addition, it may be difficult to get the treatment and care you need.
Law Office of Victoria Wickman is here for you when you need a devoted advocate. Ms. Wickman blends her legal experience with medical knowledge to create strong trial strategies. She can help you seek justice.
How Brain Damage Can Affect Functions
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes a disruption in brain function. Children under age 4 and people over age 75 are more susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip-and-fall incidents, while newborns can suffer brain injuries during birth due to a lack of oxygen to the brain. Some causes of brain injuries are physical assault, athletic injuries and shaken baby syndrome, but the leading cause of traumatic brain injury for adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents.
Consequences of traumatic brain injury can include:
- Cognitive impairment: Short- or long-term memory loss; difficulty concentrating, communicating or planning; spatial disorientation
- Physical impairment: Seizures; headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis of the body; vision, hearing, smell or taste loss
- Psychological/behavioral changes: Anxiety; impulsiveness; depression; agitation; mood swings
Each of these effects can significantly change your life or your child’s life. It is important to seek full treatment to reduce these consequences when possible.
The High Cost Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI can have a range of personal and financial costs, such as:
- Loss of function, which can impact the ability to care for children, care for yourself, travel and complete other daily needs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Job loss or possible job change, including vocational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Hospital and surgical bills
- Long-term care expenses
The total financial cost can often amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars over time. Ms. Wickman is dedicated to helping you obtain full compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost income, pain and suffering, and other hardships you have endured due to your brain injury. Her goal is to help you reach the most ideal outcome possible despite the new challenges you may be facing.
Do Not Fight Alone
If you or your child suffered a TBI due to the negligence of a doctor, physician, nurse or hospital, reach out to the firm. You do not have to face a TBI alone. Ms. Wickman will support you throughout your case. Call 646-741-4588 or email the office in New York for a free consultation.