Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Tampa, FL
There is no such thing as a minor brain injury. Many injuries to the head cause serious injury. Unfortunately, many types of Brain Injuries are not properly diagnosed by emergency room physicians. This can lead to a variety of problems for persons involved in injury litigation. It is vitally important that anyone who has been in an accident involving a significant head injury to seek a comprehensive neurological examination by a Board-Certified Neurologist that is willing to testify to the findings.
The Law Offices of James G. Souza III, P.A. associates with only the most respected medical experts who provide our clients with the highest level of medical care and treatment. More importantly, these specialists are willing to back up their diagnosis’s in court if necessary.
Some symptoms of Traumatic Brain injuries are:
- Severe headaches and eye pain
- Prolonged dizziness and nausea
- Ringing sound in ears
- Loss of concentration/focus
- Slurred speech or trouble speaking
- Unusually aggressive or angry behavior
Another overlooked injury to the brain is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This type of injury usually presents itself over time after the initial injury. One of the reasons that PTSD is not always properly diagnosed is that it doesn’t always have to do with an actual injury to the brain. The trauma aspect of the injury can be the result of a significant mental or emotional trauma caused by a significant episode of danger or a series of highly stressful events that affect the behaviors and mental stability of the person suffering the harm.
PTSD has been diagnosed in clients who survive serious auto accidents. Persons who suffer physical attacks and sexual assaults can develop PTSD as a result of the trauma that they endure. Many types of trauma can cause the onset of PTSD symptoms. If you or a loved one exhibits one or more of the following symptoms, please alert your neurologist and your attorney immediately
- Re-experiencing the trauma: Flashbacks, Nightmares, Exaggerated physical or emotional reactions
- Emotional Numbing: Feeling detached, lack of emotions, loss of interest
- Avoidance: Avoiding people, places or events that are reminders of the trauma.
- Increased Arousal: Difficulty sleeping, irritability, highly emotional responses to every day problems.
PTSD is a real and verifiable injury that can cause serious permanent damage to the brain as well as significant psychological impairment.