Treatment & Care
Initial treatment and the resulting care for traumatic brain injuries can
be brutally expensive. In one year alone, many families accumulate $300,000,
$500,000, or even $800,000 or more in treatment costs. Surgeries on the
brain are extremely expensive as well, and the aftercare for a brain surgery
and resulting years of therapy can leave a family financially devastated.
At The Ammons Law Firm, we help victims of traumatic brain injuries seek
fair financial compensation from the at-fault parties. Our Houston traumatic
brain injury lawyers proudly represent clients throughout the United States
in all types of complex brain injury cases. We help victims of brain injuries
recover compensation for damages such as their current and future medical
expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, disability and disfigurement,
and pain and suffering.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are many different types of brain injuries, all of which are generally
considered serious, though some are more severe than others.
Some of the most common types of brain injuries include:
Concussions: Typically caused by a direct blow to the head or the head making sudden
impact with a stationary object, concussions can range from relatively
mild to quite serious. This is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
Contusions: A contusion is essentially a bruise, or bleeding, that forms on the brain.
Brain contusions often occur due to blunt force trauma or contact between
the head and another object. Severe contusions may need to be treated
Diffuse Axonal Injuries: These injuries occur when nerve tissue and other structures on the brain
tears, often as a result of sudden rotational or shaking movements of
the head. Diffuse axonal injuries commonly accompany severe whiplash suffered
in motor vehicle accidents.
Coup-Contrecoup Injuries: When an outside force makes impact with the head, the brain can suffer
two injuries: one at the impact site and one on the opposing side where
the brain makes contact with the inside of the skull. These are known
as coup-contrecoup injuries.
Penetrating Brain Injuries: When an outside object penetrates the skull and brain, the damage is typically
incredibly severe. Victims will likely experience massive hemorrhaging
and the risk of fatality is extremely high.
Other fairly common traumatic brain injuries involve oxygen deprivation
(anoxia and hypoxia). These types of injuries are commonly associated
with medical malpractice, birth injuries, and drowning accidents and can
lead to devastating and irreversible damage.