Long Term Effects of Head Injuries

Chicago, Illinois Head Injury Lawyers

Long term effects from head injuries

Of the nearly 1.7 million Americans who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) annually, approximately 275,000 victims must be hospitalized due to the severity of their conditions—while 52,000 more lose their lives.  Of those who are hospitalized, many may face an uphill battle spanning five to 10 years or more as they struggle to recover from their injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries usually involve a forceful blow or jolt to the head that forces the brain to move back and forth within the skull.  When delicate brain tissue hits the sides of the skull, nerves can be damaged, fluid can build up, or bleeding can occur.  While injuries can be minor or temporary, such as a mild concussion, some can be severe, resulting in brain damage or death.

Brain injuries can involve a wide range of symptoms and problems including the following:

  • Amnesia or confusion
  • Concussion
  • Psychological problems
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Unconsciousness or coma
  • Intracranial pressure from fluid buildup
  • Life-threatening blood clots and excessive bleeding
  • Impairment of speech, motor skills, or perception

Long-term care can encompass a variety of therapies, including physical, speech, and occupational, as well as surges and medications.  TBI victims may also need special medical equipment and assisted living or nursing home care.  When patients are children or young adults, it is especially heartbreaking because chronic problems and medical treatments may be lifelong challenges.

How our Chicago head injury lawyers can assist you

If your brain injury was caused by the reckless or irresponsible conduct of another person, you may have a legitimate personal injury claim or lawsuit.  By having an Illinois head injury lawyer—such as one of the advocates at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago—take swift, decisive legal action, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your losses, such as lost pay, mounting medical bills, and rehabilitation.

At the Phillips Law Offices, each head injury attorney on our legal team has the experience and skills necessary to negotiate effectively with insurance companies as well as to fight on your behalf in a courtroom.

Contact us today

If you are looking for qualified Illinois head injury lawyers, the attorneys at Phillips Law Offices in Chicago offer quality comprehensive legal services to brain injury victims and their families throughout Illinois.  Please call us at (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free attorney consultation about your case.