Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
When most people think of brain injuries, they envision a blow to the head in an accident or an act of violence. These types of brain injuries are indeed traumatic, but they are not the only way that the brain can be seriously injured. Non-traumatic brain injuries can be just as serious. and often even more permanent than a TBI.
The primary difference between traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries is the brain mass that is affected. Traumatic brain injuries tend to be isolated to one specific area whereas non-traumatic brain injuries are typically spread across the entire region of the brain.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Drug abuse
- Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
- Infections leading to brain swelling, such as meningitis or encephalitis
- Brain tumors
- Any lack of glucose, oxygen or blood
Regardless of how a brain injury occurred, the consequences can be devastating. A person who was happy and independent prior to the accident or illness may be left completely dependent on others afterwards. The medical appointments can seem never-ending and the progress slow. A brain injury can even change the personality of the injured person to something his or her loved ones don’t recognize.
If you or a close family member has been personally affected by any type of brain injury, the law firm of Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen can help. Our office is located in Dyer, Indiana, and we offer a free consultation to all new clients. Our compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys make sure that those responsible for the brain injury are held accountable for it. After you agree to retain our legal services, a full-time investigator starts the process of collecting evidence in your case. When we feel sufficient evidence has been gathered, we present the liable party with a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.