Traumatic Brain Injuries
How We Help Victims and Their Families
We have nearly 25 years’ experience representing victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from various causes. These unfortunate and tragic circumstances have normally involved car accidents and falls from significant heights, but have also included infectious disease complications (meningitis), an electrical shock-induced cardiac arrest causing hypoxia (low brain oxygen), and an anesthesia mishap resulting in anoxia (no oxygen) resulting in permanent paralysis and severe cognitive deficits.
Brain injury effects can range from the subtle to the profound, and not only upon the victims but also upon their families. Because of modern medical and technological advances, brain-injury deaths, per se, have been declining gradually. Unfortunately, an unintended consequence is that some victims remain in long-term, unresponsive states, while many others face significant rehabilitation with varying degrees of permanent physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral impairments.
We are proud supporters of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC), which offers help, hope, and a voice to those suffering brain injury and their families.
Brain injury, either traumatic or acquired, can have a significant impact on patients and their families. BIANC provides outreach and support to family members and professionals caring for brain injury patients. Furthermore, the organization diligently provides education to the public and the North Carolina General Assembly on the needs of brain-injured citizens.
Please visit the BIANC website at www.bianc.net for more information and to explore resources available to help brain injury patients and their families.
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