Brain Injury

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The lawyers at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, have extensive experience handling traumatic brain injury and hypoxic or ischemic brain injury cases on behalf of individuals and families affected by these catastrophic injuries. We recognize that brain injuries can have devastating effects that can change a person’s life forever. As a result, we fight tirelessly to ensure victims recover the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury or hypoxic ischemic brain injury contact us today to speak with an experienced brain injury attorney about seeking compensation for your losses.

How does a traumatic brain injury occur?

Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person experiences a sudden blow to the head. There are several ways in which these types of injuries occur, including (but not limited to):

  • Auto accident
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Aviation accident
  • Sports-related accident
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Construction site accident
  • Violence, physical assault

According to reports, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are auto accidents, slip and falls, and sports-related accidents.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

The severity of the injury to the brain as well as where the injury occurred will determine what symptoms a person will experience. Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI may include one or more of the following:

  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Problems multitasking
  • Chronic headaches
  • Depression
  • Change in mood
  • Change in personality
  • Unexplained irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of movement
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Trouble with speech
  • Complications of Brain Injuries
Hypoxic/Ischemic Brain Injuries

Hypoxia means a deprivation of adequate oxygen supply. Ischemia is a deprivation of blood flow. When a restriction of blood flow deprives a person’s brain of oxygen, a global brain injury can result. Brain injuries can impair a person’s memory, the ability to ambulate, speak, swallow, vision, and other bodily functions that impact activities of daily living.

People who suffer brain injuries may experience damages in addition to the direct symptoms of the injury. Such damages can drastically affect the quality of their lives. For instance:

  • Financial damages from lost wages during the recovery process and lost earning capacity if the injury prevents the person from pursuing his/her normal course of employment
  • Additional financial damages may involve expensive medical care and bills associated with long-term treatments and medication
  • Decreased quality of life if the injury prevents the person from engaging in normal, everyday activities such as exercise, sports and other social activities
  • Strain on relationships with co-workers, friends and family members
  • Depression as the person realizes his or her life will never be the same

If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury or a hypoxic/ischemic brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, we can help you obtain justice. Our brain injury lawyers have a reputation for success. We will fight aggressively to ensure you recover the compensation necessary to help you move forward with your life.
For more information or to schedule a free evaluation of your case, contact one of our brain injury attorneys today.

Case Results

You can look at our national reach page to see our success in states across the United States. You can also see our full results on our case results page. Here are some of the cases that we have won on behalf of clients:

$6,500,000 Settlement

Air Force Medical Malpractice Brain Injury $4,581,969.98 to clients $1,625,000.00 attorneys fees $285,061.14 litigation expenses Timmons v. United States Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Air Force settled this case after its doctors and nurses provided too much oxytocin to our client and failed to monitor her labor and delivery, causing

$2,000,000 Settlement

Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice Brain Injury $1,432,118 received by clients with lifetime benefits $500,000 attorneys' fees $67,227 litigation expenses Richardson v. United States Audie Murphy VA Hospital Our client was on the telemetry floor of the hospital. He went to the bathroom, pushed the nurse call button, and coded. Providers

$1,625,000 Trial Verdict

Air Force Medical Malpractice Brain Injury $1,067,624 received by clients $418,248 attorneys' fees $227,001 litigation expenses Hogans v. United States Madigan Army Medical Center Army providers at the Lewis-McChord Army Base in Tacoma, Washington, as well as Army doctors at Winn Army Community Hospital in Ft. Stewart, Georgia failed to