Brain Injuries Can Stem From More Than Traumatic Impacts

While traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the term most often used with reference to brain damage caused by a penetrative or blunt force blow to the head, acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to the range of symptoms characteristic of brain damage caused by illness, toxic exposure, or interruption of the blood or oxygen supply to the brain. The consequences to the acquired brain injury patient can be just as severe as those suffered by a car accident victim or gunshot survivor.

For this reason, victims who have suffered acquired brain injuries due to other individuals' negligence, recklessness or carelessness should contact seasoned San Jose legal advocacy right away. Our attorneys at Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation can fight to pursue monetary compensation for your damages. Call us today at (408) 292-2434 so that we can provide you with:

  • A team that is backed by more than 100 years of experience
  • A legal team that will provide you with a free case evaluation
  • A team committed to a client-focused approach

Discuss your case today with one of our attorneys, and find out how we can fight for your future.

An ABI Can Present An Array Of Symptoms

The symptoms of an ABI can range from mood disorder, headaches, and occasional problems with speech or memory, analogous to the symptoms of certain closed head cases, to the severe cognitive deficits, loss of speech or motor function, or even coma that can occur in severe traumatic brain injury accidents. Other causes of ABI can include the following:

  • Stroke
  • Asphyxiation
  • Anoxia or hypoxia
  • Ischemia
  • Infectious diseases such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • Medical negligence during surgery, including anesthesia errors
  • Workplace accidents involving confined spaces such as mines, chemical tanks or grain silos
  • Exposure to chemicals such as glycol or ethylene
  • Lead or mercury poisoning

Our Attorneys Are Ready To Hear Your Story

At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our experience with the investigation and proof of both liability and damages in brain injury cases, ranging from the complications of concussion to extended coma, can maximize the chance of a favorable resolution of your acquired brain injury claim. Our firm is pleased to offer free consultations for your ABI or catastrophic injury needs. For more information, contact our office via email, or call (408) 292-2434 today.