No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from 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.
Every day people suffer varying degrees of head injuries. It can be as simple as bumping your head while getting in and out of a car or truck. Injuries to the head are so common that virtually everyone at some point in their life will suffer some type of head trauma. Most of these injuries are minor because the skull provides the brain with protection.
However, more severe head trauma can lead to serious brain injury. The recent media attention regarding the National Football League and brain injury associated with repetitive head trauma has helped bring the issue of traumatic brain injury to the forefront. However, many people suffer brain injury as a result of the following types of personal injury accidents:
If you suffer any of the following symptoms after an accident, you should consult with a doctor to determine the severity of your head trauma: scalp wound, fluid drain from the nose, mouth or ears, drowsiness, bleeding, loss of consciousness, confusion, convulsions, skull fracture, headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, and/or stiff neck.
Serious head trauma can lead to problems that vary with the degree of brain injury. Symptoms of a brain injury may occur immediately or develop over time. Symptoms of a brain injury may include: cognitive or learning deficits, loss of senses (vision, taste, hearing, smell), change in personality, seizures, paralysis, and/or coma.
If you believe that you have suffered a brain injury, a full neurological examination may be necessary. Diagnostic studies may include CT scans and MRI’s. Neuropsychological testing may also be beneficial.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe you have suffered a brain injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans, Louisiana brain injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.