Over two million people each year are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), resulting in the need for a brain damage lawyer. Brain injuries contribute to the deaths of over 50,000 people annually, which is approximately 30% of all deaths by injury. As brain injury lawyers and attorneys with medical backgrounds, we understand traumatic brain injuries and how they can affect both the injured person and their loved ones.
Brain Injuries Lawyer in Baltimore
Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of a direct blow to the head from, for example, work accidents, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, accidents in the home, assaults, falls, and more. TBI can be classified as either penetrating injuries, in which an object actually breaks the skull and enters the brain, or closed head injuries, where there is no skull penetration. The brain damage from a closed head injury arises from the jarring of the brain against the skull, which results in tearing the internal lining, nerves, and blood vessels of the brain. This causes bleeding, bruising, or swelling. After the primary brain damage, cellular, chemical, tissue, or blood vessel changes evolving in the hours and days after the initial insult may cause secondary brain damage further destroying brain tissue.
As medical malpractice attorneys and traumatic brain injury lawyers in Baltimore, we want our clients to know that some of the effects of brain injuries include impaired thinking, memory loss, difficulty controlling movement, compromised vision or hearing, or personality changes and depression. While these might not appear serious at first, the brain damage can last from a few days to throughout a person’s entire lifetime and can range in severity from a nuisance to total disability. Obviously, brain injuries affect not only the individual but also his or her family, employer, and friends.
Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC is a top brain injury law firm because we specialize in medical law cases concerning cerebral palsy, other birth injuries, and more. Our brain injury lawyers are all doctors who became lawyers. They use their medical knowledge to successfully defend families that need a reliable brain injuries lawyer that will understand everything about their case.
Child Brain Injury Lawyers in Baltimore
As child brain injury lawyers, we are alarmed by data that the rate of emergency visits for sports and recreation-related injuries with a diagnosis of concussion or TBI rose 57% among children (age 19 or younger) during the years 2001-2009. In fact, in 2009 alone an estimated 248,418 children were treated for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or a traumatic brain injury.
In addition to being brain injury lawyers, we are also experienced birth injury attorneys. As birth injury attorneys in Baltimore, we also know that there are many complications that can arise due to negligence in managing the delivery of a child.
Our brain injury lawyers, based out of Baltimore, MD, are also prepared to handle your case in the following states and more:
- Washington, D.C.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of this trauma, you want brain injury lawyers and attorneys that are medically trained in understanding brain anatomy and injuries. You want the top brain injury law firm of Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC. Moreover, if your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you especially want a child brain injury lawyer. Contact us now for a consultation if you believe you have a case for our brain injury attorneys.