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Brain Injury Law: The Rights of the Injured

The Brain Injury Law Center represents victims of mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury and their families. Led by attorney Stephen M. Smith, an internationally renowned expert in traumatic brain injury litigation, the Brain Injury Law Center is has a national reputation as a successful, caring firm devoting to securing lasting results for our clients.

Below are some of the specific areas we have delved into on behalf of our clients.

Anoxia and Hypoxia: These conditions can contribute to cerebral palsy and other birth traumas.

Acquired Brain Injuries: We frequently represent victims of acquired brain injuries, also known as ABIs or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As the name implies, these injuries are not present at birth but are acquired later in life, often as a result of a sudden, physical jolt that damages the brain. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, injuries can range from mild to severe and affect one or more areas of the brain.

Comas and Severe Brain Injuries: Severe brain injuries occur when a prolonged unconscious state or coma lasts days, weeks or months. Severe brain injury is further categorized into subgroups with separate characteristics.

Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a devastating condition that may occur as a result of medical negligence. The following resources will help you learn more.

  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: How does it happen? How many children suffer from it? Causes? Treatments? We address these questions and more.
  • Quadriplegia and Cerebral Palsy: Quadreplegic cerebral palsy is one of the most challenging disabilities a person can face. Learn how it is caused and what treatments may be available.

Chemical Exposure: The Brain Injury Law Center represents innocent people harmed by exposure to dangerous chemicals. Chemical exposure victims and their families need to be aware of their legal options if they have succumbed to illness — or worse — due to chemical exposure to household cleaners, paints, adhesives, laundry detergent, plastics or pesticides.

  • Toxic Molds: Toxic mold is an ongoing problem in new construction. The Brain Injury Law Center represents clients whose health has suffered due to exposure to toxic molds such as aspergillus, fusarium, penicillium, stachybotrys or other mycotoxins.

Defective Products: Defective product and product liability representation from the Brain Injury Law Center offers help to victims who have suffered personal injury due to defective products and malfunctioning equipment. This may include aircraft, automobiles, boats, gardening equipment and many other consumer products.

Maritime Injuries: Seamen and maritime workers have unique rights under the law when they suffer a workplace injury aboard a vessel at sea. Before accepting any settlement from your employer, you should contact the Brain Injury Law Center and allow us to conduct a full review of your personal injury claim so that you are not short-changed.

Medical Malpractice: We offer our clients comprehensive representation in medical malpractice clams and trials. We have experience establishing a legal case for:

  • Failure to diagnose an illness, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to prevent infection
  • Leaving a medical device implanted after surgery
  • Performing surgery without informed consent  
  • Birth injuries and cerebral palsy 
  • Brain damage due to improper care and treatment

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse: Know the signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect and abuse, and also know that legal help is available.

Harmful Prescription Drugs: The Brain Injury Law Center offers legal representation for individuals suffering from harmful side effects due to the prescribed use of Accutane, Arava, Baycol, Bextra, Celebrex, Cytotec, Enbrel, Ephedra, Fen Phen, Ketek, Lotronex, Meridia, Oxycontin, Prempro, Premarin, Propulsid, Rezulin, Serzone, Thimerosal, Vioxx and other prescription drugs.

Railroad Accidents: Serious accidents occur every day in all forms of transportation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad or train accident, contact the Brain Injury Law Center today for a free consultation about your rights as a railroad accident victim.

Car and Motorcycle Accidents: Automobile accident victims have many concerns following a violent car crash that injures the driver and/or passengers. The Brain Injury Law Center specializes in negotiating auto insurance claims and investigating vehicles for the possibility of defective manufacturing. Each case is carefully screened to ensure a brain injury is not overlooked.

Plane Crashes: If you or a loved one has endured the horror of a plane crash, then you shouldn’t be without an attorney to guide you through the legal actions you can take to secure just compensation for your pain and suffering.

Tractor-Trailer and Truck Accidents: Tractor-trailer and other truck accidents are a significant cause of brain and spinal cord injuries. These very large vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, nearly always overpower cars, SUVs, motorcycles and any other vehicles on the road in a collision.

Wrongful Death: Wrongful death is often the result of medical malpractice, car accidents, plane accidents, brain injury and other cases of severe personal injury. We specialize in taking legal action to secure the financial future of wrongful death survivors.

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