Boston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Experienced Massachusetts TBI attorneys who will fight for you
Head and brain injuries can cause weeks, months, or years of symptoms and side effects. Injuries like concussions can leave a person with lasting pain and cognitive issues that can severely affect both physical and mental health. If you or a loved one suspect you have sustained a concussion, head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI), visit a doctor immediately. Prompt access to medical tests such as MRIs can make a critical difference in your ability to treat a head injury and your long-term quality of life.
If a doctor has already diagnosed you or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury, it is important to establish a medical plan and obtain a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer. Breakstone, White & Gluck in Boston has extensive experience handling personal injury cases for brain injury survivors and their families. Let us assist you. With over 100 years combined legal experience and millions of dollars in awards for clients, our lawyers help brain injury survivors in Massachusetts obtain the long-term care and support they need to move forward in recovery.
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Common questions from injury clients
- What is a traumatic brain injury?
- What damages are available in Boston brain injury cases?
- How prevalent are traumatic brain injuries?
- What types of Boston accidents cause traumatic brain injuries?
- What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
- Do you have a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur as a result of an impact to the head. TBIs may be mild, moderate, or severe. Concussions are a type of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. The CDC reports there “were over 64,000 TBI-related deaths in the United States in 2020. That’s about 176 TBI-related deaths every day.”
There are two major types of TBI: open traumatic brain injury and closed traumatic brain injury.
- An open TBI can occur when a foreign object penetrates the skull and enters the brain.
- A closed TBI occurs when the skull is not penetrated.
A concussion is considered a form of a closed traumatic brain injury. It can occur when one suffers a bump, impact or blow to the head, such as in a car crash, youth sports or other situation. A concussion requires immediate medical attention, then usually rest. A person who suffers a concussion is usually expected to fully recover, though it may take a few months.
A moderate to severe TBI usually involves a longer period of disruption to normal brain function, as well as an extended period of unconsciousness and other symptoms.
What damages are available in Boston brain injury cases?
Depending on the severity of a brain injury, the liable party may be responsible for compensating medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages – past and future. Estimating ongoing medical expenses requires a thorough review by health care experts and the brain injury attorney. Treatment may be required from several professionals with different skills over a number of years, including neurologists, neuropsychologists, a rehabilitation centers, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists.
There may be several liable parties and vary depending on the details of each injury. The list of possible liable parties includes employers, drunk drivers, individuals involved in criminal acts, medical professionals, property owners and others.
Our record of successful results
Here are just a few of the brain injury settlements and verdicts handled by Breakstone, White & Gluck.
- $7.5 Million - Medical Malpractice. Anesthesia complications led to severe infant brain injury.
- $3.75 Million - Motorcycle Accident. Motorcyclist suffers facial fractures, concussion, and more.
- $2.04 Million - Anesthesia Malpractice. Brain injury and wrongful death.
- $1.6 Million - Negligence. College student suffers concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
- $1.6 Million - Bus accident. Multiple fractures, traumatic brain injury for pedestrian injured in bus accident.
- $1.1 Million - Car accident. Pedestrian suffered head injury and leg fractures
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How prevalent are traumatic brain injuries?
The CDC tracks brain injuries in the American population, reporting 223,135 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2019 and 64,362 fatalities in 2020. They also note: “These estimates do not include the many TBIs that are only treated in the emergency department, primary care, urgent care, or those that go untreated.”
What types of accidents cause traumatic brain injuries?
What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
If you or a loved one were recently involved in an accident where you hit your head, it’s important to watch out for any symptoms of brain injury. These can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Vision changes (blurred vision or seeing double, inability to tolerate light, blindness, loss of eye movement)
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Coma or semi-comatose state
- Paralysis and difficulty moving body parts
- Slow pulse
- Slow breathing rate with increase in blood pressure
- Spinal fluid (looks like water) coming out of the ears or nose
- Ringing in ears
- Difficulty with core skills (memory problems, poor judgment, inability to pay attention)
- Loss of bowel control or bladder control
- Body numbness or tingling
If you suspect you may have suffered a head or brain injury, it’s imperative you seek medical attention:
- Go to a local emergency room for your injuries.
- Document any symptoms in a notebook. If you are caring for a loved one, watch out for the symptoms listed above.
- Obtain the necessary tests. A doctor should perform imaging testing, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans and CT scans (otherwise known as computerized tomography scans).
Do you have a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center. Our offices are within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court, and there’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station, and there’s a bus stop almost in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, however, we can arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Our Boston brain injury lawyers fight for clients throughout Massachusetts
Contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect a traumatic brain injury. The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck have extensive experience handling complex head injury and brain injury cases. We understand the importance of securing proper compensation for an injury that may affect you for the rest of your life. Let us help. Fill out our contact form or call our office to schedule a free consultation today.