Brain Damage

brain injury The law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC has handled and is still handling significant brain damage injuries. One case involves a fall from a three story building when the client landed on a rock with the front of his head. After spending three months in a coma, the client survived. Since that day, tests and physical examinations determined that the client has significant brain damage.

The law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC immediately met the client, while still in a rehabilitation hospital and started the documentation of the changes in the client’s life. Physically, the course of the brain injury was manifested by slurred speech, dragging of one leg, inability to concentrate and the loss of control over impulses. The client had to relearn how to talk, walk and read. Another manifestation of the injury was loss of control of urine and bowel movements (incontinence).

When the client sustains such devastating injuries, the law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC contacted and engaged the services of experts to prove the injury. Neuropsychologist, neurologist, ophthalmologist and a life care planner. The case naturally takes longer as the client must achieve medical maximum improvement before the true value of the case can be established.

More than a million Americans experience a brain injury each year. These injuries occur from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), closed head injury (shaking of the brain), skull fractures, depressed skull injury or brain bleed.

According to the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. Almost 500,000 children suffer serious brain injuries as a result of accidents each year.

Brain trauma is as a result of a direct blow to the head which can bruise the brain. The severity of the head or brain injury can range from a mild concussion to a severe injury which results in a coma or death. The closed head injury can occur without a break in the skull. The brain is jarred against the sides of the skull tearing the internal lining, nerves, tissues and blood vessels, causing bleeding, bruising or swelling of the brain. These injuries are called subdural hematomas, subarachnoid bleeding, and epidural bleeding. You can also sustain these injuries from a fractured skull or depressed skull.

Brain injuries can be caused in auto/bus/truck accidents; fall down accidents; trip and fall accidents; construction accidents (fall from heights) and many other ways. These cases require a large investment by our law firm in that we need to engage several different types of experts and prepare the case for trial in order to obtain the maximum recovery which is usually in the millions.

The law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC has had cases when traumatic brain injury results from hitting one’s head in the interior of a car in an automobile accident or pedestrian knockdown. Even slip and fall accidents have resulted in cognitive loss and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLCC has encountered a case where a defective sidewalk caused the client to trip and fall and land on her nose, fracturing the nose and eye orbits. Regular treatment only revealed a concussion but the client kept forgetting things and it took her triple the amount of time to do simple tasks. The law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC had her examined by a neuropsychiatrist that performed tests that revealed cognitive brain loss or traumatic brain injury.

If you or a relative have sustained a cognitive deficit or traumatic brain injury (TBI) from any type of accident, whether it is labor law, slip & fall, automobile or pedestrian knockdown, call the law firm of Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC at (914) 288-0800, and let us help you with the recovery process.

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