Lawsuits Involving Acquired Brain Injuries

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While traumatic brain injury 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 legal advocacy right away. Our San Jose brain injury attorneys at Shea & Shea can fight to pursue monetary compensation for your damages. When you work with us, we will 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 a San Jose catastrophic injury lawyer, and find out how we can fight for your future.

Symptoms of Acquired Brain Injuries

The symptoms of acquired brain injury can range from mood disorder, headaches, and occasional problems with speech or memory, analogous to the symptoms of certain closed head injury 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

Contact a San Jose Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today!

At Shea & Shea, 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. ABI liability claims are heavily dependent on the support of expert and forensic witnesses as to both causation and the amount of compensation necessary to support future treatment and rehabilitative needs. Our past success with the presentation of brain injury cases both in settlement negotiations and at trial allow us to advance the expenses involved in developing your case at our own risk.

For more information, contact a San Jose brain injury attorney from our office!

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