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Suffered a Brain Injury Caused by Negligence in Newport News, VA?

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we understand that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a life-altering impact on a person and their loved ones. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping those who have suffered a TBI due to the negligence of another party.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys have successfully represented clients with TBI cases throughout Norfolk, Virginia, and the surrounding areas. We understand the complexities of TBI cases and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation and support they deserve.

Call (855) 880-8163 or fill out our online contact form today to request a free consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is a complex injury that occurs when an external force disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. TBIs can range from mild to severe and can result in a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impairments. They are typically caused by a blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head and can have both short-term and long-term consequences, depending on their severity.

Common types of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Concussion: Concussions are mild TBIs and are the most common type. They often result from a blow to the head, such as in sports-related injuries or car accidents. Symptoms can include confusion, dizziness, headache, and memory problems. Most people recover fully from concussions with appropriate rest and medical supervision.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise on the brain that occurs when the brain strikes the inner surface of the skull during a traumatic event. Contusions can cause localized brain damage and may require surgical intervention to remove or treat the damaged tissue.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: This type of injury occurs when the force of impact causes the brain to move back and forth within the skull, resulting in two areas of damage. One area is at the site of the initial impact (coup), and the other is on the opposite side of the brain (contrecoup). These injuries can be more severe and are often associated with multiple contusions.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): DAI is a severe TBI that occurs when there is widespread damage to nerve fibers (axons) in the brain due to strong rotational forces, such as those experienced in high-speed car accidents or severe falls. This type of injury can lead to significant neurological deficits and is associated with a poorer prognosis.
  • Penetrating Injury: Penetrating TBIs occur when an object penetrates the skull and damages brain tissue. These injuries can be caused by gunshot wounds, stabbings, or other sharp objects. The severity and outcome of a penetrating TBI depend on the location and extent of brain damage.
  • Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood outside the blood vessels and can occur within the brain (intracerebral hematoma) or between the brain and the skull (subdural or epidural hematoma). Hematomas can increase pressure on the brain and may require surgical intervention to remove the blood and relieve pressure.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: This type of TBI typically occurs in infants and young children when they are forcefully shaken. It can lead to severe brain injury, including bleeding, swelling, and damage to brain cells. Shaken Baby Syndrome can have devastating and long-lasting effects on a child's development.

Symptoms of a TBI may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and changes in mood or behavior. In severe cases, a TBI can result in permanent disability or even death.

Treatment and rehabilitation approaches also differ based on the specific circumstances, but they often involve medical management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychological support to help individuals recover and regain as much functionality as possible.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, our Newport News brain injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We work with medical experts and other professionals to build a strong case on your behalf.

We understand the emotional and financial toll that a TBI can take on a person and their family. That’s why we’re committed to fighting for our clients’ rights and helping them navigate this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact Kalfus & Nachman PC today at (855) 880-8163 to schedule a free case evaluation. We’ll listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal options.

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