Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussive Syndrome
What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and what is Post-Concussive Syndrome? A traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or a jarring of/to the head or the result of a penetrating head injury. Any of these traumas to the head may change the normal operation and capacity of the brain for the person injured. Certainly, when these situations arise, the effect on the family members, who act as caregivers, is significant.
Are you or a family member a caregiver to the person who has suffered from an accident or assault resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury? If so, you may be able to file a claim in conjunction with the victim.
The last thing that you want to confront after learning that your loved one has a debilitating condition is the legal complexity and financial hardship which arise after a Traumatic Brain Injury, including Post-Concussive Syndrome. Our Tria Attorneys at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins have decades of experience successfully litigating these matters.
Post Concussive Syndrome is the name given for a cluster of common symptoms which affect persons after they sustain a concussion. Early symptoms (those which arise within days of the concussion) include blurry vision, nausea (with or without vomiting), headache, dizziness, imbalance, decreased attention span, easy distractibility, decreased short term memory, insomnia and fatigue. Later symptoms (those which are first observed and/or diagnosed within weeks after the concussion, and which tend to linger) include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, reduced frustration tolerance, irritability and reduced emotional balance (sudden, rapid mood swings). Medical literature illustrates that many people with this condition are symptom-free within 3 months, and that 85% are symptom- free within a year. The 15% who are still suffering from longstanding, Post-Concussive may have a difficult time in convincing defendants and insurance companies that their condition is real and potentially permanent because of this minority status.
Insurance companies and their legal counsel argue that stress of litigation, hysteria, somatoform disorder, pre-existing personality disorder, pre-existing depression or malingering are the true causes of the claimed symptoms. You, or your family member, need a firm that can present the evidence to persuade a company into settlement or convince the jury.
Javerbaum Wurgaft continually represents clients throughout Morris County, Bergen County, Essex County, Somerset County, Passaic County, as well as the virtual entirety of Northern, New Jersey and New York City venues. Aggressive, accountable, vigilant, clients’ aims always in sight, please contact us at 973-379-4200.