Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common result of accidents. There are more than 3 million non-fatal TBIs in the United States yearly, and between 80,000 and 90,000 of these cases result in long-term, potentially permanent complications.
There are three types of TBI: mild (concussion), moderate, and severe. Concussion typically resolves independently, though there may be some complications in some instances. Moderate to severe TBIs cause the most concern. These forms of TBI can result in seizures, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound, memory and concentration problems, a loss of motor functions, and more. Victims of these types of TBI are also at increased risk for premature death. According to the CDC, around 175 people die from TBI-related complications every day.
In addition to increased risk for death, moderate to severe TBI can result in several long-term consequences, including:
- Cognitive Difficulties
- Speech and Comprehension Difficulties
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety and Depression
- Loss of Impulse Control
- Chronic Fatigue
Compared to people who have never sustained a brain injury, individuals with TBI are 50 times more likely to suffer seizures, nine times more apt to contract infections, and six times more prone to pneumonia, all of which increase risks for additional complications as well.
More than physically, emotionally, and mentally life-altering, living with TBI can be exceptionally expensive. The estimated lifetime costs of care alone range from $85,000 to $3 million.
Our Experience with TBI
TBI can, obviously, change the entire course of a victim’s life. At Kline & Specter, PC, we understand how devastating these injuries can be and are proud to have helped countless victims of TBI collect fair and total compensation. Some of our most notable cases include:
- $49 million for a boy who suffered a brain injury due to medical malpractice
- $42 million for a baby who suffered a brain injury during birth
- $21.6 million for a child born with a severe brain injury
- $20 million for a college student who suffered a brain injury after nurses failed to timely respond
- $15.2 million for a baby who suffered brain damage while undergoing heart surgery
The attorneys at Kline & Specter, five of whom are also medical doctors -- the most of any firm in the USA -- have the experience, background, and resources to take cases as far as needed in our pursuit of justice. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident, please contact us to schedule a free case review and learn more about your rights. We handle cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.