Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer

Attorneys Representing Victims of TBI and CTE in Illinois and Across the United States

The brain is a highly sensitive organ, and even minor brain injuries can have long-lasting, debilitating effects. These injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, and when they are caused by someone's negligence, victims and their families should work with an experienced attorney to determine their options for receiving compensation.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys have provided representation for victims and their families in a wide variety of personal injury cases, and we understand the harm that a brain injury can cause. We are dedicated to helping victims receive the full and fair compensation they deserve that addresses the costs of medical treatment, the income they have lost due to disability, and the pain and suffering experienced by an entire family.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Serious brain injuries can be sustained in a wide variety of cases. A person may experience a concussion from the impact in a car accident or truck collision, they may strike their head when they slip and fall, or they may be harmed by medical negligence such as lack of oxygen to the brain during surgery. Unlike many other injuries, the effects of traumatic brain injuries are not always immediately evident. In some cases, symptoms may not appear until days or weeks after the incident causing the injury occurred.

Some of the immediate symptoms of TBI include nausea, seizures, headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, and confusion. In many cases, these symptoms are short-term, but in cases of moderate or severe TBI, they can last longer and have a serious effect on a victim's life. In some cases, victims may experience long-term or permanent symptoms, including:

  • Sensory issues, including sensitivity to light or sound, blurry vision, or ringing in the ears
  • Memory loss and problems with concentration
  • Loss of coordination and difficulty walking or talking
  • Difficulty with processing language
  • Emotional issues, including agitation, confusion, mood swings, depression, or anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Paralysis or coma

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

In recent years, people have become more aware of the dangers that can come with repeated trauma to the brain. CTE occurs when a person experiences repeated blows over a long period of time. Even if this brain trauma does not cause concussions or immediate symptoms, it can have a long-term, debilitating effect. Athletes such as football and hockey players often experience CTE, although this condition is not limited to professional players. Parents should be aware of the dangers these activities pose for young children, teenagers, and college student athletes.

Symptoms of CTE include:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion, aggressiveness, and irritability
  • Problems with balance and muscle control
  • Persistent headaches
  • Impairment to judgment and impulse control
  • Depression and anxiety, often leading to substance abuse and/or suicidal behavior
  • Dementia

CTE may occur in cases in which people participate in activities that are believed to be safe, such as sports in which protective equipment is worn and coaches and officials take steps to limit the risk of concussions. It may also be experienced by the victims of domestic abuse.

Contact a Cook County Personal Injury Lawyer

TBI and CTE can have devastating effects on a person's life, their health, and their relationships with their loved ones. Negligent parties who were responsible for the injuries which led to these conditions should be held responsible for the harm they have caused. If you have experienced a brain injury, the attorneys of TKK can provide you with the representation you need to help you demonstrate the full extent of your damages and receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 312-605-8800 to set up a free consultation.

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