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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Help

How long will it take to get back to normal?

Each case is unique. Doctors still know very little about the brain and even specialists cannot accurately predict recovery time. Some TBI victims fully recover in a matter of weeks or months, while others may suffer life-long disability. Even more confusing is the fact that the harm or recovery time depends largely on the area of the brain which was affected—and does not necessarily correspond with the magnitude of initial trauma.

I was told that my brain injury was mild, but I am having serious problems and I need help. What is happening?

Severity definitions in TBI can be misleading. The area of the brain that was injured will often influence the severity of the problems you experience more than the initial magnitude of trauma. A “mild” brain injury can be very debilitating in the long term, even though its onset is defined differently than a “moderate” or “severe” TBI.

For traumatic brain injury (TBI) help, you should continue to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury. Also, if you believe you may have a compensable brain injury case, please call our lawyers at 1-888-895-2080 to discuss your situation.

Since my brain injury, I do not have trouble concentrating, but have severe mood swings. Is this caused by my injury?

It could be. It is not uncommon for TBI to cause mood swings, behavioral changes and personality changes—even if other symptoms are not, or do not seem to be, present. Again, this depends largely on the area of the brain that was injured.

What is Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)?

PCS is a combination of disorders which occurs after TBI. Even a mild brain injury can cause PCS. Symptoms include cognitive and memory problems, emotional and behavioral changes, and physical symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and vision changes.

Do all head injuries cause brain injury?

To some degree, yes, all head injuries cause brain injury, but that does not mean that every bump on the head will cause long-term problems. In many cases, your brain will heal without ever presenting symptoms. On the other hand, brain injuries can occur with no apparent, or visible, head injury.

What other help is available for survivors of traumatic brain injury?

At the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., our traumatic brain injury attorneys represent survivors nationwide. We have the resources and experience with complex lawsuits to get you the compensation you need and deserve. If you or your loved one have suffered a brain or head injury, please email us or call today at 1-888-895-2080 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »

Firefighters

 February 8, 2019

Burg Simpson Seeks to Protect West Metro Firefighters From Getting Burned

Brian Matise and Nelson Boyle at Burg Simpson are representing the engineers, fire investigators, and firefighters from the West Metro Fire District as part of a class action lawsuit. The complaint claims the department mishandled roughly $1.8 million in a retiree health account. Attorney Brian Matise said, “The brave men and women of the West… Read more »

Workers' Compensation

 February 7, 2019

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson Shareholder, Quoted in an Article Published by U.S. News

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson shareholder and the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation team, was quoted in a recent article published by U.S. News. Mr. Fogel discussed how employees risk medical uncertainty and serious financial consequences when their employer does not possess the required workers’ compensation insurance. To view the article in… Read more »

 February 15, 2019

Sunset Mesa Body Broker Case on One-Year Anniversary of FBI Raid.

BURG SIMPSON Files Suit for 64 Grieving Families in Sunset Mesa Body Broker Case on One-Year Anniversary of FBI Raid. On February 4, 2019, the firm filed a lawsuit in Montrose, Colorado on behalf of sixty-four grieving families against Megan M. Hess, the owner of both Sunset Mesa Funeral Home and the Donor Services body-donation… Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

 February 14, 2019

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

When you purchase an insurance policy, it is expected that your insurance company will provide the policy coverage in case of an accident.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers frequently fail to pay the benefits they promised they would, or they fail to pay promptly and in the proper amounts. These actions by the insurance company could be classified… Read more »

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

 February 14, 2019

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

Medical errors are increasing in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital, or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. While patients place trust and their lives in the hands of these medical professionals, medical… Read more »

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys  | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys | Michael S. Burg

Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. Most attorneys experienced in one type of law are usually experienced in the other as well.  The business and commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases. With… Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

 February 14, 2019

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

When you purchase an insurance policy, it is expected that your insurance company will provide the policy coverage in case of an accident.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers frequently fail to pay the benefits they promised they would, or they fail to pay promptly and in the proper amounts. These actions by the insurance company could be classified… Read more »

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

 February 14, 2019

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

Medical errors are increasing in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital, or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. While patients place trust and their lives in the hands of these medical professionals, medical… Read more »

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys  | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys | Michael S. Burg

Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. Most attorneys experienced in one type of law are usually experienced in the other as well.  The business and commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases. With… Read more »

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case.   What defines and differentiates Burg Simpson is we are prepared to fight for our clients. Our highly skilled trial lawyers, know the only way we are going to obtain an excellent… Read more »

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