Understanding Catastrophic Injury
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases often involve a category of harm known as catastrophic injury. These types of injuries severely and adversely affect the lives of many clients here at our Los Angeles office, where attorney and medical doctor Bradley I. Kramer regularly litigates cases involving severe burns, accidental amputations, brain injuries, and other life-changing medical...
Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy
As those that live with it or have a family member afflicted with it know, cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting muscle coordination and voluntary movements. It affects both children and adults. The disorder typically stems from a non-progressive brain injury or malformation either in the womb or in the early stages of development. Most...
Every year, millions of Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after being injured in car accidents, sports games, falls, assaults, and combat. A person affected by a TBI can suffer from symptoms ranging from headaches and dizziness to seizures, comas, paralysis, and death. Previously, the only way to diagnose a TBI was to perform...
Not every injury is an accident. While the idea of a personal injury lawsuit usually brings to mind things like car crashes or falls on a slippery floor, sometimes people intentionally hurt others and are just as responsible for the damages and medical bills as anyone else who caused an injury. When a person intentionally...
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often interfere with the injured person’s ability to sleep. TBI patients are plagued by insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and mixed up phases of sleep. While many people without a TBI also suffer from sleep issues, a recent study suggests that getting a good night’s sleep may be even more important for...
Thousands of people around the world live their lives with the assistance of a brain shunt, which drains excess fluid from the brain. Excess cerebral fluid, a condition known as hydrocephalus, can be a congenital condition caused by spina bifida or another spinal malformation, or may be a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI),...
Childhood is full of bumps and bruises. From sports injuries to falls off a bike, children tend to injure themselves frequently. Unfortunately, children are especially susceptible to brain injuries when they hit their heads. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in...
A Veterans’ Affairs medical center in New Hampshire was recently ordered to pay the state’s largest ever personal injury judgment to a disabled veteran after the hospital failed to prevent a second stroke. A 60-year-old Navy veteran sought medical help in 2010 after experiencing partial blindness and headaches. Six weeks later, he suffered another stroke...
It is no secret that the American population is aging. As the baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond, the average age of the population of the United States will dramatically increase, and our country’s most urgent medical needs will change. A study by the Journal of Neurosurgery indicates that the country’s medical practice is...
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are life-changing injuries which may never completely heal. Unlike a broken arm, the brain has a limited ability to generate new cells, which means that the effects of a brain injury are often permanent. Though the victim of a TBI may never be completely back to normal, our brains are...
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