brain-injury---hypoxic---shutterstock_124775680The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 2010 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred as either an isolated injury or along with other injuries.  Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of cases of permanent disability and death.

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by trauma to the head such as a bump, blow, or jolt, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.  Head trauma is often caused by offshore accidents.

Unfortunately, a general medical exam performed in an Emergency Room following an accident can miss the early signs of a traumatic brain injury, even when the examination is performed correctly.  As such, it is very important that you monitor your own symptoms in the days, weeks, and months following an accident.  If you suffer any of the following symptoms after an accident, you should consult with a doctor to determine whether you have traumatic brain injury: 


-Blurred vision 





-Fluid drain from the nose, mouth or ears


-Light sensitivity

-Loss of consciousness

-Loss of coordination

-Memory loss


-Scalp wound


-Sleep disturbance

-Slurred speech

-Stiff neck



A TBI may be relatively mild with minimal symptoms such a brief change in mental status or consciousness.  A TBI may also be severe with symptoms ranging from an extended period of unconsciousness to amnesia following an accident.

The medical care necessary to properly treat a traumatic brain injury can be very expensive.  When your TBI was caused by the negligence of others, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries to cover such costly medical expenses.   

No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from traumatic brain injury than HHK.  Our team of brain injury attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott.  Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997.  Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to brain injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.

If  you or a loved one has suffered an offshore maritime injury, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled, offshore maritime injury lawyer immediately. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced offshore maritime injury attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this web site.

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