Brain & Head Injuries
When dealing with brain and head injuries, the diagnosis and path to recovery can vary a great deal from one victim to another. The legal ramifications of serious brain and head injury cases can be complex with matters requiring extensive resources to fully understand the impact that the injury has had on the lives of victims and their loved ones. At Kenney & Conley, we have decades of experience recovering personal injury damages for people who have suffered brain and head injuries.
To learn how we work to maximize the compensation available to you and your family in the aftermath of a severe brain or head injury, contact our us today for a free consultation at (781) 848-9891.
Skilled Representation in Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Our attorneys have extensive experience with the investigation and litigation of cases involving moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Working closely with neurologists, neuropsychologists, economists, and life care planners, we can accurately determine the costs associated with all types of TBI, including:
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) – nerve fiber or blood vessel damage
- Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HII) – swelling that restricts blood flow
- Focal contusions – bruises causing swelling, bleeding and tissue destruction
- Cerebral or intracranial hemorrhage – blood leakage inside the skull
- Subdural hematoma (SDH) – slow bleeding outside the brain
- Hydrocephalus – fluid buildup preventing nerve cell function
- Intracranial pressure (ICP) – pressure caused by soft tissue against the skull
By understanding the way a brain injury impacts the victim’s ability to live a normal life, we are better able to understand the scope of the injury and what additional needs will be present moving forward. Additionally, we can also challenge insurance companies who are often financially motivated to downplay the damage resulting from brain and head injuries.
In these types of cases, it is important to avoid the temptation to settle early; an offer might not adequately cover the complete costs of home care and future treatment, especially if the expected recovery of cognitive function never materializes. In the worst traumatic brain injury situations, the victim’s family will also be entitled to compensation for the loss of the companionship and nurturance of the victim.
Understanding Hidden Issues with Brain & Head Injuries
The attorneys at Kenney & Conley also handle cases involving the more subtle symptoms characteristic of closed head injuries, including post-concussive syndrome. The effects of a blunt force blow to the head from a bicycle or swimming pool accident might barely be noticed if accompanied by a broken arm or leg, but weeks or months after the injury the victim’s family or closest friends may notice changes in personality or mood. Quite often, only the most sophisticated neural diagnostic tests will disclose the brain injury that accounts for these subtle changes.
Our Boston area brain injury attorneys will help ensure that you and your family understand and are fully compensated for all of the elements of your loss following a severe brain or head injury. For more information and a free consultation, contact Kenney & Conley today, toll free at (781) 848-9891, to discuss your brain or head injury claim.