Although mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may only affect your brain cells temporarily, more serious TBIs can lead to life-long complications and in some cases even death.
Lifelong complications include the inability to work, restriction of your natural movement, changes in personality, torn tissue, internal bleeding, and physical damage to the brain.
These complications, while not necessarily life-threatening, can negatively affect your life in many ways.
Depending on the specifics of your brain injury case, you may be entitled to financial compensation to make up for lost wages in addition to reimburse your past, present, and future medical costs.
If you are unable to work as a result of your traumatic brain injury, you have a very good chance of receiving Social Security Disability benefits. But a diagnosis itself is not sufficient. Successful disability claims prove the severity, estimated duration, and debilitating effects of your condition.
Additional factors unrelated to your injury, such as work history, are also important factors in your application and can affect the SSA’s final decision.
Our team of disability benefits and personal injury lawyers will support you throughout the entire application and appeals process. Once your initial application has been approved, we will continue to stay in touch with you to ensure your long-term disability payments are protected.
If your loved one’s head injury was misdiagnosed or they did not receive the proper treatment for their injuries, you may be able to open a wrongful death claim. Likewise, if a loved one’s medical caregivers ignored symptoms or complaints of TBI symptoms, their passing may be categorized as wrongful death.
One of the most important factors for wrongful death claims is proving the death could have been prevented, assuming the brain injury was actually handled correctly.
Our wrongful death attorneys can help you determine if you have a case during one of our free consultations and will fight to protect the next-of-kin or beneficiaries’ rights.
If you are located in Lansing, Michigan, our personal injury attorneys can assist you in filing your own brain injury claim or on behalf of a loved one.
Get in touch with our law office using our contact form or by calling 866-MICH-LAW to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our personal injury specialists.
Following your consultation, you won’t have to pay a single penny in legal fees until we successfully obtain your financial compensation in court or through a private settlement.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.