Be Attentive To Any Signs Of Brain Injury
The full effects of a brain injury may not reveal themselves for some time. This applies to all brain injuries, from mild concussions (sometimes referred to as “mild traumatic brain injuries” or mTBI) to severe, debilitating traumatic brain injuries. That is why it is so important for qualified medical professionals to monitor a brain injury victim’s symptoms for up to a year or longer after the trauma that caused the injury. We follow the medical research on brain injuries, including tracking the latest advances in technology for diagnosing and treatment of brain injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered brain damage as the result of a negligent or intentional act, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs and other economic and noneconomic losses. These financial resources may enable your loved one to obtain the medical care and rehabilitation services he or she needs.
Skilled Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Your Loved One Recover
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we are experienced advocates for brain injury victims and their families. We work tirelessly to help our clients get the medical care and services they need to recover to the fullest extent possible. Our firm has access to experts such as neurologists, neuropsychologists and life care planners who can identify our clients’ needs and support our legal efforts. When representing you, we will work to obtain the best possible settlement or jury award. You or your loved one deserves nothing less.
Symptoms of Neurological Impairment
Significant brain injury symptoms include:
- Memory loss (short term, long term or both)
- Difficulty speaking
- Impaired reasoning abilities and altered decision-making
- Sensory difficulties such as impaired hearing or eyesight
- Emotional outbursts
- Anger and hostility toward loved ones
- Poor organization
- Poor impulse control
- Pituitary deficiency
- Hormone changes
For family members, perhaps the most troubling symptoms are the emotional and behavior changes they see in their loved one. A person with a traumatic brain injury can seem to be a different person than the loving and considerate individual their family used to know.
In addition to consulting with medical experts about our clients’ medical and rehabilitation needs, we work closely with our clients’ families. In our experience, they are often in the best position to notice subtle behavioral changes and other nuances that reveal the extent of the victim’s problems.
Contact Our Law Firm
If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, we are here to help. Contact Konicek & Dillon, P.C., for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We can meet with you in our offices in Geneva or Chicago or at another location.