Sensitive to TBI clients’ needs
The attorneys at DeToffol & Gittleman realize the devastation a brain injury can cause a family. We have seen everyday activities become frustrating or impossible and injuries result in lifelong disability or death.
An experienced, skilled injury lawyer can mean the difference between barely getting by and getting on the right track. We strive to obtain the best results for brain injury victims harmed by a carelessness individual or company, so they can afford the medical care and assistance they require. With more than decades of practice, we have achieved significant results for our clients.
What is TBI?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an outside force traumatically damaging the brain. Generally, TBI involves the following phases:
- A primary injury results immediately from the initial trauma. It may include damage to blood vessels, a contusion or even shearing or stretching. The trauma immediately can kill brain cells.
- A secondary injury develops slowly after the initial trauma, because of the trauma. It can result from complications such as lack of oxygen, increased or reduced blood flow, low blood pressure, pressure on the brain or swelling.
Because brain injuries are so complex, diagnosing them can be difficult. TBI victims often do not appear injured. While an open wound or other overt symptoms can indicate a TBI, in many cases, it may not be detected immediately, or it may be misdiagnosed.
Subtle signs of TBI are personality changes, reduced mental capacity or mood swings. It is vital to obtain a proper diagnosis.
Brain injuries are commonly caused by car accidents, truck accidents, bike accidents and motorcycle accidents, but medical malpractice, birth injuries, construction accidents and falls can also result in irreparable brain damage.
Staunch advocates for victims
TBI, whether mild or severe, can be devastating to a family.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, you require assistance from a highly skilled legal team to protect your rights and interests.
We have considerable experience with brain injuries. We have professional relationships with leading neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, speech and language pathologists, and other healthcare professionals who deal primarily with TBI.
We thoroughly investigate every case, evaluate medical records and develop expert testimony to support negligence claims.