Brain Injury Lawyer in San Francisco
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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 room.
Our San Francisco traumatic brain injury lawyers have 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 a big rig accident
- $26,053,000.00 verdict for failure to diagnose meningitis
- $22,800,000.00 verdict for a moderate brain injury
- $10,651,423.13 verdict for TBI resulting from an auto accident
Brain injury cases tend to involve a tremendous amount of loss for innocent people, so recovering maximum monetary compensation on behalf of our clients is of the utmost importance to our legal team.
If you or a loved one has been injured in this manner by someone else, contact the Scarlett Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation with our San Francisco brain injury lawyers. The firm can be reached at (415) 688-2176.
The Invisible Injury
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 in addition to alienation from even immediate family.
Side Effects of TBI
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. In addition, the following can be affected or occur when a person sustains a TBI:
- Accurate judgment
- Ability to conform behavior
- Frustration and inability to respond in a pre-morbid (pre-injury) manner (which can trigger violent behavior)
- Smell and taste
- Memory and recall
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 suffered Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI, you need the assistance a San Francisco brain injury attorney. Call (415) 688-2176 today.