Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Verdicts
The Scarlett Law Group is a team of traumatic brain injury lawyers that has earned some of the largest traumatic brain injury lawsuit verdicts in history on behalf of clients. A few examples of these verdicts include:
- $49,123,375.87 verdict for TBI resulting from big rig accident
- $26,053,000.00 verdict for failure to diagnose meningitis
- $22,800,000.00 verdict for moderate brain injury
- $10,651,423.13 verdict for tbi resulting from auto accident
These results speak for themselves, and brain injury cases tend to involve a tremendous amount of loss for innocent people. If you or someone you love has been injured in this manner by someone else, contact the Scarlett Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached locally at 415.352.6264 or toll free at 800.262.7576.
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Invisible Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is not like any other
injury. Sadly, because many of the symptoms of "mild" to "moderate"
traumatic brain injury are subtle, and because the injury commonly avoids
detection on our most sophisticated hospital imaging equipment, it is
common for victims to go undiagnosed. This is especially so in the emergency
"Left to fend for themselves, the victims of traumatic brain injury, already confused by their inability to be the people they were prior to the injury, now face the daunting task of demonstrating that an injury they do not understand and cannot comprehend is producing the confusion they cannot communicate."
Due to the invisible nature of the injury, victims
of traumatic brain injury only rarely receive prompt treatment for their
physical and cognitive impairment. Not uncommonly, victims' early medical
charts are devoid of any mention of "head injury" or "cognitive
impairment". It is only later, if lucky, that a health care professional
validates the victims" injury, and treatment finally ensues.
As with most misunderstood injuries, society and
"old school" health care practitioners, are apt to label the
TBI victim a malingerer, or worse. Because victims of traumatic brain
injury appear outwardly just as they did before the injury, it should
come as no surprise that many victims describe their post-injury experience
as including progressive social isolation together with alienation from
even immediate family.
Practically, victims of TBI are unable to process
information at pre-injury rates of speed. Nor is the range of subject
matter about which an individual can think the same for a victim of traumatic
brain injury. Accurate judgment becomes difficult, at best. Communication
is oftentimes stifled, and the ability to conform behavior is impaired.
Violent behavior may manifest as a result of frustration and inability
to respond in a pre-morbid (pre-injury) manner. Headaches are common,
and smell and taste can be affected. Memory and recall are often times
Conscious or unconscious awareness of the situation
becomes the private "hell" of the victim, who is alone and unable
to diagnose or resolve the injury. Describing this unfortunate circumstance,
Dr. Antoinette R. Appel has stated: "Left to fend for themselves,
the victims of traumatic brain injury, already confused by their inability
to be the people they were prior to the injury, now face the daunting
task of demonstrating that an injury they do not understand and cannot
comprehend is producing the confusion they cannot communicate."
If you or someone you know has been injured
or suffered Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI,
you need the assistance of The Scarlett Law Group.
today to speak with a California Personal Injury Attorney.