Has your loved one been involved in a severe accident that caused a traumatic brain injury? How do you find a lawyer who has the experience to help someone with a traumatic brain injury? It can be difficult to maintain life after this occurrence. Getting a lawyer is necessary because of the mental and physical stress after an accident. Many times, a brain injury can completely change a person. Every type of brain injury, no matter the severity, should be deeply considered. A minor concussion can result in memory loss, depression, fatigue, and other troubling symptoms.
A severe traumatic brain injury or severe TBI is a side-effect of the brain's loss of consciousness for even a short amount of time. Brain injuries can also occur after a blow to the head.
The brain is a complex makeup of cells. Brain injuries vary from person to person. The skull can be a great defense for humans, but can also constrict the brain in the case of injury.
Brain injuries may be one of the most missed diagnosis in modern medicine. In Wichita, hardly any physician I know treats traumatic brain injuries. The reason is that it takes a highly specialized and trained neurologist or neuropsychologist to properly diagnose the many symptoms associated with a closed head injury. You need a lawyer that has their own medical library of real medical textbooks like Lezak, Neuropsychological Assessment. If your lawyer does not understand a coup or contrecoup injury from a traumatic car accident, then your lawyer will be unable to tell what your damages are. An excellent trial lawyer usually has studied medical textbooks similar to what a regular medical doctor studies in their first four years of med school. A personal injury attorney who does not understand medicine is not really a personal injury attorney. They cannot establish damages without knowing what a client's medical diagnosis or diagnoses are.
It can be difficult to determine what the severity of a brain injury is at first. That's why it is important to document every moment after the incident. A mild TBI can still greatly affect an individual.
-Sensitivity to light
-Bad taste in mouth
-Clear liquid that drains out of ear or nose
-Nausea or vomiting
Light sensitivity which is also called photophobia is a common symptom of traumatic brain injuries. Your spouse may notice you have mood changes, hostility, personality changes, a drop in sex drive and a host of other symptoms unique to a TBI.
A TBI can't be seen by medical equipment, but the symptoms are very apparent. Since TBI doesn't have to be an immediate effect, keeping a journal of how you feel daily can become excellent records for diagnosis.
Medical records are also imperative to hold onto and can be easily presented in court. It is important to paint a picture for legal purposes. Compensation isn't a cure for the pain that you have suffered, but it helps in rebuilding your life. In many cases, a person who was diagnosed with TBI may not be able to return to work. Doctors visits may also become more frequent and care at home might be essential for more severe cases.
The most severe brain injuries can leave a person in an unresponsive state. A brain injury that was once thought of as mild can get increasingly worse.
A TBI can abruptly change a family's care situation. Lifecare may become an option for severe cases of brain injury. Replacing incomes and supporting household bills can become overwhelming. Getting a Kansas attorney can help you focus on caring for your loved one. The highways of I-35 and I-70 have seen many accidents, but victims should not suffer because of others' negligence. Brad Pistotnik Law which has been known informally for years as Pistotnik Law since he coined the term in the early eighties brings an intensively trained attorney and other lawyers that study the medicine around your injuries so we know how to get you to a specialist for your particular needs.
Brad Pistotnik has won millions for his clients. He handles car accidents, bicycle accidents, trucking collisions, and motorcycle accident cases. With over 30 years of experience, Brad Pistotnik has seen the tragic effects of brain injuries. He fights for you and your family.Brad Pistotnik Law is located in Wichita, and also helps people from Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, Hays, Topeka, Hill City, Winfield, Coffeyville, Colby and other cities and towns across Kansas and the Midwest. Call for your free consultation. Call the office at 1-800-241-BRAD or at 316-684-4400. You can reach Brad Pistotnik on his cell phone at 316-706-5020. You can also reach Tony Atterbury at 316-617-9237, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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10111 East 21st St
Wichita, KS 67206