Acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events that arise after birth. They are different from brain injuries that are caused by a genetic or congenital disorder.
Children and adults who suffer an acquired brain injury can suffer long term physical, mental and emotional problems. The injury may be the result of a fall, a car or vehicle accident, a disease, a serious infection such as meningitis, or medical negligence in the birth process or other errors in medical care or treatment.
A prenatal acquired brain injury can occur at any time from the point of conception to the birth of the child. A trauma to a pregnant mother carries a high risk of serious damage to the child. Some cases of acquired brain injury are the tragic result of a medical procedure, such as the use of forceps during the birth process or a baby suffering from hypoxia (lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain) due to complications at birth.
It is important to determine if the birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, and if the attending medical personnel employed the accepted standard of care. Our firm, Avrek Law, can assist you in this process.
When a baby has been injured at birth due to an act of medical negligence, legal action can be taken to seek compensation. These children can face serious challenges including learning disabilities, behavior problems, and many other issues. Whether your child suffered an acquired brain injury due to an impact in an auto accident, a fall, a sports accident or due to complications at birth, it is important that the negligent parties are held accountable.
Our Orange County brain injury attorney team has over 30 years of combined experience and is committed to providing the highest level of professional service to families who have a family member with an acquired brain injury. We have recovered tens of millions in damages for our clients in the past, and we understand the critical need to recover full compensation so your loved one can have the most advanced medical care and treatment, as well as the best possible quality of life.
Justice in Cases of Acquired Brain Injury Cases in Orange County
You deserve justice if your loved one has an acquired brain injury as the result of an act of negligence, recklessness or a violent attack. These injuries usually mean a lifetime of challenges, and both physical and mental disabilities. Impairments can include the following:
- Gross motor difficulties
- Increased fatigue
- Hearing or sight loss
- Learning disabilities
We urge you to connect with our legal team at once if your loved one has an acquired brain injury and you are seeking justice and compensation. Children will need special care, and often have trouble in school, interacting with others, communication and memory. A parent may need to become a caregiver and is no longer able to work or practice his or her profession. The costs involved are both financial and personal. A negligent party, whether a driver, doctor, school or other party who was negligent, reckless or failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others must be held accountable legally.
Our firm takes on cases of acquired brain injury and is prepared to review and evaluate the situation and advise you how to proceed with a claim or lawsuit. We have vast experience in serious and catastrophic injury cases, and we are compassionate, caring and personally committed to each family we represent. Call now.