Pennsylvania Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
An acquired brain injury generally only affects one portion of the brain. However, it may also involve the entire brain. A brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen, suffocation, water submersion, strangulation, hypoxia, drowning, asphyxiation, aspiration, toxic exposure, parasitic or fungal infections, tumors, ischemia, water on the brain, shunt failure, hydrocephalus, and encephalopathy is known as an acquired brain injury.
Many times, acquired brain injuries are due to submersion in water or carbon monoxide poisoning when the brain’s oxygen supply is deprived. This has been known to happen when a water skier loses consciousness after a ski accident or if there is a delay in emergency assistance during a choking or suffocation accident. Depending on where the brain injury occurred, acquired brain injury can cause severe personality changes including memory deficits, paraplegia, quadriplegia, paralysis, and in many instances, death.
Symptoms of an acquired brain injury include, but are not limited to, deterioration of motor skills, deficiencies of sleep or appetite, concentration problems or issues, difficulties remembering or finding the right words, changes in temperament or behavior, lack of focus, or anxiety. Many times an acquired brain injury can represent a career ending situation and victims and their families have a legal right to hold all wrongdoers legally accountable for the resulting economic and emotional losses that result in the inability to achieve life dreams.
The experienced injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily have spent over three decades representing generations of Philadelphians who have sustained acquired brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries and we understand the significant hurdles that victims and their families must overcome after acquiring a brain injury. Our expert team of accident lawyers work with skilled experts, registered nurses, and doctor lawyers who have over 50 years of experience caring for brain injured individuals. In many cases, we are also able to retain recoveries for the partners of injured spouses as well as their parents.
Our skilled Philadelphia brain injury lawyers are greedy for justice. If you or a loved one has been in a catastrophic accident and suffered oxygen deprivation, please feel free to contact one of our acquired brain injury lawyers for a confidential free, no obligation consultation online or toll free at 1-800-421-9595.