Types of Brain Injury
At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., our brain injury lawyers understand that brain injuries are not always obvious. The injured person may seem normal, and the changes in his or personality, functioning and memory may only emerge some time after the event.
In contrast, severe brain injuries are usually immediately apparent. Severe brain injuries can result from events such as serious car accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, and sports injuries sustained during diving or horseback riding. The injured person often displays much reduced mental and physical function, and the damage is usually visible on an MRI.
Consequences of Brain Injury
Whether temporary or permanent, brain injuries can lead to mental retardation, loss of bodily functioning, personality changes, memory loss, and sensory deprivation. Such changes in the brain can cause the victim to require lifetime care, become unable to hold a job, or lose the ability to form relationships. They may be paralyzed, unable to walk or move. They may become severely depressed to the point where daily tasks become impossible.
If you or a family member has been involved in an accident that may have caused a brain injury, contact an attorney knowledgeable about brain injury with the resources to help you recover compensation for your injury and its consequences. At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we have an extensive national network of medical specialists who help us evaluate brain injury cases. Contact our Kansas City law office for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Causes of Brain Injury
The causes of brain injury are vast, ranging from a seemingly minor car accident to birth injuries to any trauma to the head and neck. The brain injury lawyers at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., have handled brain injury cases resulting from:
- Lack of oxygen during birth causing infant brain injury
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Diving accidents
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney
Whatever the cause and severity of the brain damage, affected persons will almost always need some type of therapy, surgery, long-term care, durable medical equipment, special education services, or home care. If a brain injury was caused by the negligence of another, whether because of medical malpractice, a car accident involving a drunk driver, or a defective product, our attorneys may be able to secure fair compensation for to help with the expenses associated with a brain injury. Contact the experienced brain injury lawyers at the law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. , or call 816-421-6868 to discuss your case. The consultation is free, and we charge nothing until we recover compensation for you.