Suffering a blow to the head can lead to a traumatic brain injury. With that in mind, it would seem as though medical professionals would try to determine if someone who had been struck in the head has a traumatic brain injury when they show up for medical care. That doesn’t always happen unless the patient is showing signs that a TBI is present.
There are many instances in which an undiagnosed TBI can lead to serious health issues and other problems. A small bleed, for example, can lead to symptoms that occur hours, days or weeks after the accident. By the time the symptoms manifest, the damage might already be done.
If you have suffered a hit to the head or other extreme force on the brain, you might have suffered a TBI. This could be the case in a motor vehicle accident that involves you hitting your head or one in which your head was shaken violently at the time of the impact.
We understand that a TBI can have a tremendous impact on your life. This type of injury can even have an effect on your loved ones. It is important that you explore the legal options you have for seeking compensation for a TBI.
It might be possible to seek compensation from the person who caused the accident that led to the TBI. If a missed diagnoses meant the treatment for the TBI was delayed, you might be able to seek compensation from the medical professional who failed to properly diagnose you. We can help you to determine how to handle a claim for compensation.