brain injury

Cerebral Palsy and Lawsuits

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 27th, 2011

A cerebral palsy lawyer represents those whose children were harmed by medical negligence. This is not the only reason that a child sometimes ends up with the brain injury that causes cerebral palsy. There are natural causes that can lead to the same condition, but there are definitely cases where this injury could have been avoided if doctors and nurses had done their jobs better. When this is the case, a lawyer can sometimes help the victims get compensation for their pain and suffering, as well as for their medical expenses.

Cerebral palsy causes problems with learning, walking and many other basic parts of life. In some cases, the individual affected has brain damage severe enough that they need constant care and supervision from a professional. In other cases, individuals with CP are able to get around by themselves well, but there is almost always a host of problems with fine motor control. Picking up objects such as pens and pencils and opening doors, for example, may be very difficult. One of the characteristics of CP is that individuals affected with it will tend to shake a lot when they attempt to perform tasks that require fine motor control.

Truck Accidents are Likely to Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on May 5th, 2010

The life of a truck accident lawyer is quite busy. This is because there are about 90 accidents with big trucks everyday. This figure comes from the Unites States Department of Transportation, which states that a person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes in America.

When an 18 wheeler collides with a car, it’s no question that any other vehicles involved are going to be catastrophically damaged and any passengers will more than likely be horribly injured. Sometimes, the accident is so devastating that the people involved face amputation, paralysis, or traumatic brain injury. This is when you need an experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer by your side.

Three Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  • Open injury – the brain is severely damaged. There is an open injury and the brain matter is exposed.
  • Closed injury – this is the most common kind. It is difficult to diagnose. In children, there might be no visible symptoms for many years.
  • Axonal injury – the axons of the brain are extended. However, there maybe no obvious damage to the tissues of the brain.

A competent Dallas auto accident lawyer has knowledge about the kinds of traumatic brain injury and can guide you in determining the strength of your case.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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