Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are often permanent, always life-changing, and affect the lives of both victims and their families. These injuries, whether involving permanent paralysis or not, are often caused by the fault of others, whether by Chicago automobile, truck or motorcycle accidents, Chicago workers compensation accidents, Chicago medical malpractice, surgical error, birth injury, Chicago subway or train accident, Chicago construction site accidents, playground accidents, Chicago slip and fall accidents, chemical exposure, and Chicago defective products.
If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!! Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you! I am a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with my law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
More than a million Americans experience a brain injury each year and 80,000 people have long-term disabilities as a result of their brain injury. In fact, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans each year sustain a brain injury. Of those, 50,000 die and over 1 million are treated in hospitals. Many of these victims are children, who are most at risk. Almost 500,000 children suffer serious brain injuries as a result of accidents each year. Additionally, many construction workers suffer brain injuries due to the nature of their work.
Brain trauma is usually the result of a direct blow to the head, which can bruise the brain and damage its internal tissues and blood vessels. The severity of a head or brain injury can range from a mild concussion to a severe injury that results in coma or even death. In a closed head or brain injury, there is no break in the skull and the brain is jarred against the sides of the skull, shearing (or tearing) the internal lining, nerves, tissues, and blood vessels, causing bleeding, bruising, or swelling. These types of brain injuries are often classified as subdural hematomas, sub-arachnoid bleeds and epidural bleeds. In a penetrating or open head injury, the skull is broken.
The sudden and profound injury the brain sustains at the time of the Chicago accident is called the primary brain injury. It can also be followed by secondary brain injury, a cascade of cellular, chemical, tissue, or blood vessel changes that evolve in the hours to days after the Chicago accident. These changes can further destroy brain tissue.
Spinal cord injuries affect between four and five million Americans yearly, and 400,000 live with the continuing effects of these injuries. Injuries to the neck (the cervical spine) or to the low back (the lumbar spine) can result in serious damage to the spinal cord causing permanent, and often catastrophic injuries.
An injury to the spinal cord, the central carrier of signals throughout the body, may be simply a bruise (or contusion), or a partial or complete tear. A mild contusion may cause the temporary loss of some function below the site of the injury. A complete transection, or severing of the spinal cord, causes a total and permanent loss of sensation and movement below the site of the injury.
Where the brain injury or spinal injury is the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, experienced Chicago brain and spinal cord injury attorneys are required. Your attorney must be prepared to investigate, file suit, and prosecute your claim with intensity and passion. I have the experience, medical knowledge and courtroom track record necessary to make certain that you, or the loved one for whom you are responsible, obtain full compensation.
Quadriplegia, paraplegia and brain damage are catastrophic injuries involving damage to the Central Nervous System. Victims sustaining these types of injuries need Chicago brain and spinal cord injury attorneys who possess the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to secure proper and adequate compensation for those victims and their families whose lives have been irreparably damaged by the acts of third parties. I have achieved outstanding results for their clients who suffer from quadriplegia, paralysis, or loss of brain function as a result of traumatic Chicago accidents.
I am dedicated to the recovery of full and fair compensation for accident victims whose injuries include brain trauma or spinal cord damage. Brain injury and spinal cord injury victims and their families need attorneys who understand the medical, physical, economic and psychological impacts of Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) and Spinal Cord Injuries(SCI). I have extensive background and training in prosecuting cases in Chicago involving these and other types of injuries to the Central Nervous System.
Every case of this type is thoroughly prepared so that the present and future needs of the victim are accounted for both medically and financially. At the outset, I have assemble a team of legal and medical experts chosen for their ability to analyze, document, and persuasively describe their findings with respect to every technical issue of liability and damages that will arise in your case. I consult nationally recognized experts in healthcare, medicine, and life care planning in order to ensure my clients receive full compensation.
In cases involving paraplegia or quadriplegia, I work with established healthcare cost data that details known costs associated with current and future nursing care, medical equipment, and other needed medical care including the cost of wheelchairs and required changes to your home and your vehicle. A physical rehabilitative expert (a physiatrist) works with a life care planner to identify and address the physical, medical and day-to-day needs of the victim and individualized plans are prepared to insure that the victim can achieve some level of future independence and a meaningful quality of life. An economist is retained to analyze and quantify the medical costs associated with the life care plan and prepare a report that accounts for rising medical costs, interest and inflation. An experienced Chicago brain and spinal cord injury attorneys is, in this way, equipped to present all of the damage issues to the jury in clear and understandable terms.
If you or a family member have suffered a brain injury or spinal cord injury as a result of Chicago accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Please contact me at (312) 888-8000 to learn more about your legal rights. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered brain and spinal cord injuries, and I will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions I found that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence. Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, I or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Me and my experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.