A pediatric brain injury occurs when a child suffers a head injury that causes damage to the brain. Such an injury can be caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other accidents. Brain injuries can also occur at birth if an infant's oxygen supply is cut off. Each of these situations can severely affect a child's future and may give rise to a lawsuit for damages to compensate parents for the extra expense of caring for a child with a pediatric brain injury and to compensate the child for a lifetime of decreased earnings. Depending on the severity of the injury, the amount of damages can be significant.
Pediatric brain injuries are often associated with the following symptoms:
- Motor skill deficiencies and disabilities
- Short attention span or difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss or impairment
- Difficultly learning new information
- Limited ability to follow patterns and sequences
- Impulsive behavior and lack of self-control
If a child is involved in any accident that could result in a brain injury, it is important to seek medical attention at once. Because there are often no external signs that a brain injury has occurred, failure to get immediate medical attention often delays diagnosis until well after the injury has occurred. In such circumstances, the diagnosis is typically made only after the child has already failed to reach developmental milestones. This usually increases the costs and hardships of treating the brain injury but can be avoided with prompt medical attention.
Parents of children who have or may have sustained a traumatic brain injury should contact Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately to determine their legal rights. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the evidence to prove and win your case.
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