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Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer

The Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered an average 1.7 million individuals are suffering from the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury each year.

If an individual experiences a blow or jolt to the head and receives a disruption in brain function, they have suffered a traumatic brain injury. This type of head injury can have a wide variety of intensity from a mild brain contusion to a more significant mental confusion or one-sided neurological deficit. Depending on the intensity of the injury, brain damage can be focal, limited to one area, or widespread entailing multiple portions of the brain.

According to the research of the Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, CDC statistics reveal of the 1.7 million Americans affected by traumatic brain injury, 275,000 people are hospitalized, more than one million are treated and released and 52,000 families are forced to handle the death of a loved one.

The extensive experience amassed by our Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer staff has revealed brain injury most often arises from auto accidents, physical assaults, slip and fall or being hit by an object. These common causes most often result from negligence, carelessness or recklessness induced by another person or entity. If you or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, contact our highly skilled and aggressive Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, to evaluate your claim and discuss your legal rights.

Nassau County is encompassed in these coast-to-coast figures as well. The typical causes of this type of hospitalization in Nassau County includes: assault-related injuries, falls and vehicle accidents, including the categories of motorcycle accident, car accidents, truck accident and SUV accident. Emergency room records indicate the populace of Nassau County has a higher probability of experiencing a brain injury from assault-related injury, from a fall, being hit against an object or struck by an item and also by motor vehicle accidents.

There are many varieties of brain injury. A fracture of the cranial bones is referred to as a skull fracture. The typical causes of skull fracture are a head impact or blunt force trauma, as in falling from a multi-story construction site and hitting your head on the ground resulting from a construction accident or being slammed in the head with a hammer. A fracture of the bones in the base of the skull is called a basal skull fracture. This is a rare skull fracture type and most often results when a person falls and hits the back of their head. An occipital fracture occurs from the same type of accident or fall. An occipital fracture occurs when a bone at the back of the skull is broken. A build-up of blood in the space between the skull and between the brain is an epidural hematoma. A build-up of blood between the brain and the protective membrane is a subdural hematoma. According to the findings of the New York Brain Injury Lawyer staff, this is one of the more deadly forms brain injury caused by brain compression due to the rapid accumulation of blood. Cerebral edema, brain swell and brain edema is a more frequent form of brain injury. This type of brain injury occurs as a result of an excess accumulation of cerebral fluid in the brain. A brain tissue bruise, known as a concussion or brain contusion, is an increasingly common type of traumatic brain injury.

A craniotomy may be required to treat each of these types of brain injury. This is a surgical procedure allowing brain access through the removal of the skull bone.

A concussion is the most frequently experienced brain injury. Every New York Injury Lawyer in our office has found the majority of brain injuries are diagnosed as a concussion. The intensity of a concussion varies in severity and in long-time effects. Most concussion type injuries necessitate only minor medical intervention while other concussion type injuries may result in a prolonged altered mental status or coma.

Another common injury, an eye orbital fracture, typically arises from the carelessness of another person. A fracture in an eye socket bone is called an eye orbital fracture and can elicit a blow-out fracture.

In some cases, a medical provider commits an error that leads to a brain injury. If you are experiencing the traumatic effects of a brain injury arising from physician, surgeon or doctors error or medical negligence, contact our firm for a case evaluation and to discuss your rights to file a medical malpractice claim.

Recovering from these serious injuries may be complex, expensive and time-consuming. You do not have to experience the difficulties alone. Consult a passionate Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for support through the difficult and complex process.

Signs of Brain Injury

One indication of a brain injury indication is the loss of consciousness. However, brain damage may be endured without a loss of consciousness.

If the patient is conscious, a health care provider can assess the victim’s mental status by evaluating the ability to take commands, the use of appropriate speech, reaction to speech and pain and observe for confusion, spontaneous eye opening, among other factors.

Other indications for the need of emergency medical treatment include:

  • Inability to awaken or prolonged unconsciousness
  • Depressed skull fracture
  • Convulsive seizures or seizures
  • Progressive or intermittent drowsiness following an alert period, changes in sleep behavior, fatigue or lethargy
  • Unequal pupil size or pupil dilation
  • Slurred speech
  • Mental confusion or increasing confusion, inability to concentrate
  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Behavioral or mood changes including restlessness or agitation
  • Nausea or frequent vomiting
  • Continual, worsening or severe headache
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities

In more substantial cases of brain injury, permanent disability, delusions, movement or speech problems, spinal injury, mental handicaps, coma or even wrongful death can occur. With the detriment to communication and mobility arising from traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to seek the skills and knowledge of an aggressive Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. In accordance with our Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer staff, reports show estimated brain injury treatments can costs more than $2 million.

Our Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer team has accrued the vast experience and skills to handle all types of injury cases, including construction accident cases, medical malpractice cases, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death cases. Our broad knowledge supports the pursuit of compensation awards to pay for the expenses incurred by our clients. If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a brain injury, contact a Nassau County Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our offices in Long Island in Nassau County or Suffolk County, in Westchester County or in New York in New York City, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island for a free case evaluation.