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Pennsylvania - New Jersey - Delaware - New York - Nationwide
Brain injury symptoms include headaches, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, restlessness or agitation, emotional or behavioral problems, and seizures. In the most severe cases, victims are left in a coma or vegetative state, with sufferers requiring expensive hospitalization and institutionalization. Many cases end in death.
If a loved one or someone you know suffered a severe brain injury, you may want to contact a brain injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of people with traumatic brain injuries die as a result. It also estimated that more than five million Americans, or roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from disabilities resulting from brain injuries. The risk of traumatic brain injury is highest among men, adolescents and people older than 75. Most elderly people suffer brain injury in falls.
Injuries range from mild concussions to severe brain damage resulting in seizures, disability, coma and death. Brain injury claims an estimated 50,000 lives annually.
Severe or traumatic brain injury, known as TBI, is commonly caused by a sudden and violent blow to the head, such as injuries suffered in car accidents, the leading cause of brain injury. Other causes include an obstructed airway, near drownings, toxic exposure, heart attack or stroke, aneurysm, and electrical shock.
In some cases, brain injuries result from negligence – auto accidents, defective products or poorly maintained workplaces or other premises. Medical malpractice, an error caused by a doctor or other hospital personnel, can also cause a patient to suffer brain damage. In such cases, a brain injury lawsuit may be warranted.
Kline & Specter, with some 30 attorneys (several of them also highly regarded doctors), has broad expertise and experience in pursuing such claims. Our law firm, based in Philadelphia and serving the Pennsylvania - New Jersey - Delaware region, has produced superb results in a large number of personal injury cases. (See our Major Victories.)
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Learn about The Bates Case involving a 9-year-old boy who suffered brain damage following tonsil surgery. Kline & Specter settled the case for $6.2 million in November 2006. The hospital involved also pledged to improve its safety policies.
Kline & Specter handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and Nationwide, working with local attorneys in states outside PA, NJ and NY.
In Pennsylvania, Kline & Specter handles cases in and around: Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Chester, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Easton, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Johnstown, Lancaster, Levittown, McCandless, McKeesport, Monroeville, Norristown, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Radnor, Reading, Scranton, State College, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and York.
In New Jersey, the firm handles cases in and around: Atlantic City, Bayonne, Brick Township, Camden, Cherry Hill, Clifton, Edison, Elizabeth, Fort Lee, Jersey City, Lakewood, Millville, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, Pennsauken, Plainfield, Toms River, Trenton, Union, Vineland, Voorhees and Willingboro.
Brain Injury News
- The family of a boy who was injured in a middle school football game reaches a $14.6 million settlement with the school district. The boy’s injuries led to passage of the nation's most rigorous law protecting young athletes from severe brain injuries. The boy suffered a concussion toward the end of the first half and was twice returned to play. Shortly after the game, he collapsed from brain hemorrhaging and was comatose for months. (Full story)
- Couple receives a $1.35 million settlement from University of Virginia Medical Center in a case stemming from birth injuries of their son. Asphyxiated at birth, the boy has cerebral palsy, brain damage and will never live independently.(Full story)
- Parents who sued a hospital and a doctor after their child suffered brain damage due to birth injuries agree to accept an $11.5 million settlement.(Full story)
- At least 20,000 U.S. troops who were not classified as wounded during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are found with signs of brain injuries, according to military data.(Full story)
- Jury awards 9-year-old boy $19 million for permanent brain injuries he suffered in a Catholic school room accident in which a 27-inch television smashed him on the head. (Full story)
- A good knock on the head can teach you more than you ever wanted to know about brain injuries. A friend of mine learned that lesson the hard way. (Full Story)
- Varsity football players in Tolono, Ill., wear helmets with electronic encoder modules to detect blows to the head that may cause injury.
- Jury awards $7.5 million to a man who suffered brain damage following negligent treatment at Idaho hospital.
- More than 5 million people are living with brain injury in the U.S. March 30, 2007(Full story)