Trauma to the brain is often permanent, and can have devastating consequences for the victim and their family. Simple tasks become extremely challenging, or impossible, and people often experience dramatic mood and emotional changes. Many times treating physicians will miss the diagnosis, or neurological exams and imaging will be normal, even though family members, or even the victim, observe behavioral or cognitive changes.
Some symptoms of a brain injury can include significant changes in personality, abilities to process and comprehend information, loss of mobility, long-term or short-term memory loss, or even death. Other times symptoms can be moresubtle and include changes in the person’s ability to make decisions, manage money, care for themselves, or control impulses.
Because brain injuries and their symptoms can vary, it takes a truly skilled attorney to investigate a case involving a brain injury, and tactfully convey to a jury the true impact on the person’s life. Joe Walsh is a lawyer with experience handling various kinds of serious head injuries, including closed-head injuries, traumatic brain injuries and skull fractures.
Injuries to the spinal cord include quadriplegia – paralysis affecting most of the body after a traumatic injury to the upper, or cervical, portion of the spine,paraplegia – a paralysis affecting the lower portion of the body after an injury to the spinal cord in the middle to lower, or thoracic and lumbar, region of the spine, or – a less debilitating injury where a person only suffers partial paralysis and pain extending down their arms and/or legs.
A serious spinal cord injury can be the most traumatic, life-changing event a person will encounter. Spinal cord injuries arise most often after auto collisions, aviation accidents, or falls and crushing-type accidents at the workplace or construction site.
The Law Office of Joseph S. Walsh understands the serious consequences of a traumatic brain or spinal injury, and will work to protect the rights of people dealing with these devastating injuries. We work with medical and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists and neurologists to understand the full extent of these types of injuries, the future limitations the person will face, and the extent of the future medical intervention required to fully compensate victims of negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or a closed head injury, contact us immediately.