Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) often results from a jolt, hit, or blow to the head causing injuries ranging from a mild concussion to coma or death. Traumatic brain injury is often referred to as an invisible injury because symptoms of TBI may be subtle and take time to show. Therefore, victims may go undiagnosed for a prolonged period of time. Patients rarely receive prompt treatment for the physical and cognitive impairment caused by the acute head injury. It often takes multiple hospital or doctor visits for a health care professional to properly validate the injury before proper treatment finally begins.
Sound Legal Advice on TBI
Walton Law Firm is a highly experienced legal team, capable of evaluating injuries and pursuing the rights of clients. Our attorneys have a keen interest in TBI cases. We will assist you with the legal and medical details of a traumatic brain injury suffered by you or your loved one. Our knowledgeable legal team will address each of your concerns with professionalism and integrity, educating you as we work toward obtaining the best possible outcome for your case.
The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is proud to serve as the state’s lead agency for coordination of services for Alabamians with TBI. Through its comprehensive array of agency programs and other public and private partners, ADRS can meet many needs. Services may include, but are not limited to, information and referral, educational assistance, pre-vocational resources, employment assistance, and extended support provision. ADRS continues to investigate the changing needs of consumers in an effort to enhance current services for a higher quality of life. LINK TO WEBSITE
Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result In:
- Memory loss
- Decreased recall time
- Loss of smell and taste
- Tinnitus/ringing in the ears
- Blurred or double vision
- Inability to rapidly process information
- Impaired judgment
- Impaired speech
- Inability to properly communicate thoughts
- Decreased response/reflex time
- Violent behavior
- Other serious physical and emotional disabilities
More Information on Alabama Traumatic Brain Injury
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
What are signs and symptoms of TBI?
What are the causes of and risk factors for TBI?
What are different types of TBI?
What medical care should a TBI patient receive?
How does a TBI affect consciousness?
What immediate post-injury complications can occur from a TBI?
What disabilities can result from a TBI?
Are there other long-term problems associated with a TBI?
What kinds of rehabilitation should a TBI patient receive?
How can TBI be prevented?
What research is the NINDS conducting?
Where can I get more information?
Brain Injury Resource Center
Brain Injury Recovery Network
Brain Injury Rehab
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ARDS)- Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury Network
CDC Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury Education
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