Memphis Brain Injury Lawyer

Representing Victims of Traumatic and Hypoxic Brain Damage

Brain injuries have to main causes: head trauma and oxygen deprivation. Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by accidents at the workplace, car accidents, and slip and falls. Hypoxic brain damage is common in medical malpractice or birth injury cases.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Trauma to the head can cause lasting damage, especially if the trauma is repeated, as is the case with many sports injuries. Some of the conditions that could result from TBIs include:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Hematoma (bleeding on or in the brain, which causes pressure)
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Difficulties performing everyday activities

Hypoxic & Anoxic Brain Injuries

The brain needs oxygen to function – 3.3 ml of oxygen per 100g of brain tissue, to be exact. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, it comes under risk of sustaining permanent damage. The extent of the damage depends on how long the brain was deprived of oxygen, but some of the conditions that hypoxic brain injuries can cause include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Speech and language problems
  • Difficulty expressing emotions
  • Difficulty interpreting sight
  • Paralysis

How a Brain Injury Can Alter a Life

Both traumatic and hypoxic brain injuries can alter a person’s life forever. It can necessitate not only extensive medical treatment immediately after the accident, but it can also warrant:

  • Ongoing meetings with a physiatrist
  • Occupational therapy
  • Treatment from a speech and language pathologist
  • Neuropsychology
  • Ongoing, in-home care
  • Pain and/or psychotropic drugs

Steps You Can Take After a Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury, we encourage you to get in touch with Reaves Law Firm as quickly as possible. We exist to be your voice and bear your burden so that you can focus on healing while we deal with the legal process. To learn more about your rights after a brain injury, contact our lawyers today for a free initial consultation.

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