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Brain injuries, ranging from concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can have profound and lasting effects on individuals and their families. If you’ve suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, you need the help of a New Jersey brain injury lawyer with Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience in cases similar to yours, and we’ll fight to help you get every dollar in compensation you deserve.

TBI Statistics

TBIs occur far too often, with profound implications for individuals and families. Here are some significant statistics about how common they are:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 214,410 TBI-related hospitalizations in the US in a recent year. There were also 69,473 deaths in that same year.
  • TBIs contribute to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths globally.
  • More people suffer TBIs in falls than for any other reason. They account for nearly 50% of all TBI-related hospitalizations.
  • Motor vehicle accidents are another significant cause of TBIs, contributing to 50% of all TBI-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Common Causes of Brain Injury

Brain injuries can result from various causes, ranging from traumatic events to medical conditions or negligence. Some common causes of brain injury include:

Traumatic Events

Traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of external forces exerted on the head, such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, assaults, or workplace accidents. These events can cause severe damage to brain tissue and structures.

Medical Negligence

Brain injuries can occur due to medical errors, surgical complications, anesthesia-related incidents, or failure to diagnose and treat underlying medical conditions such as strokes, infections, or tumors. Medical negligence may involve improper patient monitoring, medication errors, surgical mistakes, or delayed treatment.

Birth Injuries

Infants may sustain brain injuries during childbirth due to oxygen deprivation (hypoxia or anoxia), traumatic delivery (birth trauma), or medical negligence such as improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction. Birth injuries can result in long-term neurological deficits and developmental delays.

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Common Symptoms of Brain Injury

Brain injury symptoms can vary widely depending on the severity, location, and type of injury. Some common symptoms of brain injury include:

  • Headaches: Persistent or severe headaches are a common symptom of brain injury, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Cognitive deficits: Brain injury can impair cognitive functions such as memory, attention, concentration, problem-solving, and decision-making. Patients may experience confusion, disorientation, and difficulty with language or communication.
  • Motor impairments: Someone suffering a brain injury may have issues with motor skills and coordination, leading to weakness, paralysis, tremors, spasticity, or impaired balance and coordination. These motor deficits can impact activities of daily living and mobility.
  • Sensory disturbances: Brain injury may cause sensory disturbances such as vision changes, hearing loss, tinnitus, altered taste or smell, and numbness or tingling in the extremities. Sensory deficits can affect perception and quality of life.
  • Emotional and behavioral changes: A brain injury can result in emotional and behavioral changes, including mood swings, irritability, agitation, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, and disinhibition. Patients may also experience social withdrawal, apathy, or personality changes.

Types of Brain Injury

There are several types of brain injuries, that experts classify based on their cause, mechanism, and severity. Some common types of brain injury include:

Concussion

A concussion is classified as a mild form of traumatic brain injury resulting from a jolt or blow to the head, leading to a temporary disruption of brain function. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, confusion, and memory problems, typically resolving within a few days to weeks. Keep in mind that even a “mild” concussion can have serious and lasting symptoms for some victims, and this injury should always be taken seriously.

Contusion

A contusion is a bruise or bleeding on the brain’s surface, often occurring as a result of direct impact or acceleration-deceleration forces. Contusions can cause localized brain damage and neurological deficits, depending on their size and location.

Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)

DAI is a severe form of brain injury characterized by widespread damage to nerve fibers (axons) throughout the brain, resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. DAI can lead to coma, persistent vegetative state, or severe neurological impairment.

Hemorrhage

Brain hemorrhage refers to bleeding within the brain tissue or the surrounding membranes. Hemorrhages can result from trauma, ruptured blood vessels, or medical conditions such as stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes are associated with high mortality and morbidity rates.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury

Hypoxic-ischemic injury occurs due to oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) or reduced blood flow (ischemia) to the brain, leading to cellular injury and death. Hypoxic-ischemic injury can result from conditions such as cardiac arrest, near-drowning, respiratory failure, or stroke.

Why You Need an Experienced New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer

If you’ve suffered a brain injury due to an accident caused by someone else, please get in touch with a New Jersey brain injury lawyer with Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC as soon as you can. We’ll protect your rights, pursue compensation, and handle all the legal issues associated with brain injury claims. Here are a few reasons why you should choose our firm.

  • Legal experience: Brain injury cases involve complex medical and legal issues, requiring a New Jersey brain injury lawyer with knowledge and experience in personal injury law. An experienced attorney with Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC can assess the merits of your case, fulfill all procedural requirements, and make a compelling case on your behalf.
  • Performing a detailed investigation: Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence, including medical records, expert opinions, witness testimony, and documentation of the injury and its consequences. This evidence is crucial in establishing liability and proving the responsible party’s negligence.
  • Ensuring proper medical consultations: Experienced Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC attorneys collaborate with medical experts, including neurologists, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitation specialists, to evaluate the extent of the injury, assess the long-term impact on your health and well-being, and quantify the damages incurred.
  • Negotiation and litigation: We negotiate with insurance companies, hospitals, healthcare providers, and other parties to seek fair compensation for our clients’ injuries, losses, and damages. But we’ll always be prepared to litigate the case in court if needed, presenting compelling arguments and evidence to secure a favorable outcome.

Seeking Fair Compensation for Brain Injury Victims

You may be entitled to various types of compensation for your damages. Potential forms of compensation include:

  • Medical expenses: You could be eligible for compensation for past and future medical expenses related to brain injury treatment, including hospitalization, surgery, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, assistive devices, and long-term care.
  • Lost income: You can also pursue compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity resulting from brain injury-related disability, inability to work, or reduced productivity.
  • Pain and suffering: There’s a high likelihood you’re experiencing not only physical pain but also emotional distress, mental anguish, and diminished quality of life due to your brain injury. You deserve compensation for these intangible or non-economic damages.
  • Loss of consortium: Spouses, partners, or family members of brain injury victims may be entitled to compensation for loss of companionship, support, services, and consortium resulting from the victim’s injury and its impact on their relationship and family dynamics.

Speak With a Skilled Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer

If you need a New Jersey brain injury lawyer, we invite you to get in touch with Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC for a free consultation. You can call (201) 588-1500 or contact us online. We are ready to support and represent you and your family.

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