According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children in the U.S. Each year over 62,000 children sustain brain injuries requiring hospitalization, and over 564,000 children are seen in emergency rooms for TBI and released. Often times these injuries are the direct result of a sports accident, motor vehicle crash, falls, and physical abuse.
Symptoms of a possible traumatic brain injury may include any, and all, of the following:
Physical Impairments: speech, vision, hearing, headaches, motor control, spasticity of muscles, paralysis, seizures, balance and fatigue
Cognitive Impairments: short term memory problems, impaired concentration, slowness of thinking, limited attention span, perception impairments, communication skills, reading, writing, and judgment
Emotional Impairments: mood swings, denial, self-centeredness, anxiety, depression, lowered self-esteem, restlessness, lack of motivation, difficulty controlling emotions
The degree of injury and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. The type of recovery is often difficult to predict for any one child. The extent and the location of the injury all play a part in the possible recovery. At times recovery can play a life-long role, from early education to attending college. To learn more about brain injuries in children visit the Brain Injury Association of America, www.biausa.org.
When your child has a brain injury caused by the negligence of another it is imperative you hire an experienced attorney. John Lancione comes from a legacy of three generations of attorneys. He has almost 30 years of experience with fighting for children and their families. He has won over $250 million in verdicts and settlements and has the resources necessary to hold those that caused the harm accountable. Contact The Lancione Law Firm today for a free consultation, email John at JAL@LancioneLaw.com or call 440-331-6100 The Lancione Law Firm serves children and families in the State of Ohio and across the Nation. No fees until we win for you.