At Andalman & Flynn, we understand the impact that a Traumatic Brain Injury can have on you and your family. If you have suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury and continue to struggle with problems from that injury, speak with an experienced disability benefits lawyer on our team. We’ll do everything we can to determine the best options for you moving forward.
To set up a free initial consultation with a disability benefits lawyer, please contact us online or call us at 301-563-6685.
What is TBI?
A Traumatic Brain Injury is caused by a violent physical impact to the head that damages brain tissue. Typical symptoms include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Speech problems
- Dizziness or loss of balance
You may also experience problems with your five senses, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, difficulty tasting food, or inability to smell, as well as photosensitivity and phonosensitivity.
In severe cases, you may experience loss of consciousness, confusion and disorientation, impaired memory, impaired concentration, impaired executive functioning, mood swings, depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, slurred speech, or even seizures. Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur in a variety of ways, including in falls, vehicular collisions, physical violence, sports injuries, and military combat-related injuries.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Traumatic Brain Injury is typically diagnosed through a combination of cognitive testing and MRI and CT scans of the brain. In mild cases, rest and pain medication may be all that is needed to mitigate symptoms of a TBI. In more severe cases, a doctor may prescribe anti-seizure drugs or diuretics, and may even need to perform emergency surgery to repair damage to the skull or brain.
If surgery is needed, typically significant rehabilitation will be required as well in the form of physiatry, occupational and physical therapy, speech language therapy, and other forms of assistance.
TBI and Disability
A Traumatic Brain Injury can be life-changing and can cause symptoms that linger for the rest of your life. At Andalman & Flynn, we understand that a Traumatic Brain Injury goes beyond the original accident – that it can completely turn your world upside down at your job and at home.
Our disability benefits attorneys are experienced in representing individuals throughout the country who are struggling with this difficult condition. We offer initial consultations free of charge to our disability clients.
If you are interested in setting up a meeting with one of our experienced disability lawyers, either in person or by phone, please fill out an online contact form or call us at 301-563-6685.