Why You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a brain injury in the Toronto area or nearby, whether it was caused by a motor vehicle accident, an assault, an injury on the job, a sports injury, a slip and fall accident, or medical malpractice, you need a personal injury lawyer. A brain injury can arise from something that appears minor such as whiplash. You need a Brain Injury Lawyer familiar with Toronto-area courts & laws who has experience with these complex and often misunderstood injuries.
Your Brain Injury Lawyer understands the far-reaching impact of a brain injury on all facets of your life: physical, emotional, and social. A brain injury also has a devastating financial impact. You may feel like no-one understands what you are going through. We have extensive experience litigating cases involving brain injuries. We act immediately to engage the right team of professionals to ensure that you are receiving the care you need. Your Brain Injury Lawyer ensures that you receive the highest level of compensation addressing your current and future needs.
What Your Toronto Brain Injury Lawyer Will Do
You are entitled to the best medical therapy and rehabilitation available including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and case managers. We have access to a vast network of specialized resources. Your Toronto Brain Injury Lawyer can ensure you not only receive these services immediately upon leaving the medical facility but that these services continue on an ongoing basis and for as long as needed.
Your Brain Injury Lawyer will coordinate these resources and involve the best specialists in your care regime, make all the necessary appointments and handle all of the paperwork. That is just part of the HimPro Advantage™.
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How it Works
With brain injury cases it is imperative to have a neuropsychological assessment conducted by a highly reputable brain injury physician at a leading hospital. The neuropsychological assessment is the compilation of a series of tests designed to map out mental functioning and determine where the problems lie. These test results are then clinically compared to functionality prior to the injury.
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Types of Brain Injuries
A subdural hematoma (SDH) occurs when blood collects between the inner layer of the dura mater and the arachnoid mater of the meringues around the brain. The bleeding is usually a result of tears in the veins that cross over that subdural space. It is most commonly associated with Traumatic Brain Injury. Treatment can range from time and monitoring to surgery.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a type of stroke that can be life-threatening. While it can be caused by a ruptured aneurysm, it can also be caused by a head injury. Survival rates range from 1/3 surviving with a positive recovery, 1/3 will survive with a disability, and 1/3 will die. This is basically bleeding around the brain that is caused by a stroke-like hemorrhage. (Source)
Edema in its simplest definition is “swelling due to trapped fluid.” When applied to the brain, the damage can range from minor to severe, even causing death. Cerebral edema happens when fluid around the bran builds up and increases pressure against brain matter, also called “intracranial pressure.” While swelling and/or inflammation is a natural bodily response to injury, where the edema happens can cause lasting effects.
Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
In children this is also called “shaken baby syndrome” but this traumatic brain injury can happen at any age. When the brain is shifted abruptly inside the skull and the fibers that hold it in place, called “axons” are sheared off as the brain accelerates and decelerates inside the unforgiving hard bone of the skull. Common in car accidents and assault, this can resolve with time or cause permanent disability and even death.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Mayo Clinic there are many symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury. Some you might feel right away, some may take time to occur. Because the brain is hidden and symptoms can be delayed or misinterpreted – its important o see a doctor immediately after an injury occurs. If you’ve fallen at a private residence or business and hit your head, been in a car accident, or maybe you were hit while riding your bike – it’s imperative to seek medical attention immediately. Let an experienced Toronto brain injury attorney at Himelfarb Proszanski help you sort out the complicated minefield of medical bills and compensatory damages.
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
Cognitive or Mental Symptoms
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Why Choose HIMPRO?
Himelfarb Proszanski is a leading law firm with full service personal injury lawyers. We provide a combined century of trial experience which has led to the successful settlement of over 3,000 cases with combined settlement value in excess of ½ billion dollars. And finally, we’re the only firm to offer you the HIMPRO Advantage™.
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- Your injury is assessed and your options are discussed
- Your rights are protected and your claim is pursued
- Your disability and other benefits are secured
- You or a loved one obtains the award they deserve
- You receive updates throughout the entire process – Our Communication Guarantee
- Your injury assessments are booked with respected specialists
- Your rehabilitation is optimized and personalized using our extensive network of rehabilitation and medical specialists
- Your rehabilitation is monitored and tracked
- Your case is managed by our lawyers from start to finish
- You are made aware of options designed to maximize your settlement amount
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