DGAA bLAWg

How to Obtain Compensation for a Head Injury Caused By Negligence

Web Admin - Thursday, February 14, 2019
Schaumburg brain injury attorneyAs recently as 20 years ago, if someone was struck on the head hard enough to become confused or unconscious, they might not even visit a hospital emergency room. A concussion was considered a relatively minor injury with only mild, short-term effects, such as a headache for a few days. Today, a concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the potentially severe and long-term consequences of these injuries are much better understood. 

These consequences can include severe headaches, balance problems, cognitive difficulties, seizures, sleep disorders, and an increased risk of developing brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). As a result, if you have suffered a head injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Incidence and Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a government agency charged with studying and making recommendations about serious health issues such as TBI. The CDC is still working on the development and implementation of a system to accurately measure the incidence of TBIs in the U.S., so the data available is currently rather limited.

During the years 2001 to 2010, the rate of emergency department (ED) visits for TBIs jumped substantially from 421 ED visits per 100,000 people in 2001 to 716 visits per 100,000 people in 2010. ED visits rose most dramatically after 2007, presumably due to increased media attention given to the long-term effects of concussions suffered by pro football players and members of the military. 

An estimated 1.7 million people suffer a TBI in the U.S. each year, while 5.3 million Americans currently live with a disability caused by a TBI. The leading causes of TBI are motor vehicle crashes, falls, and blows to the head involving an object or another person. Many falls and blows to the head result from sporting activities, and some are due to criminal assaults. Falls are most serious among people age 60 and older.

Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Negligence


In order to obtain compensation for a TBI, you must be able to show that you suffered serious injury as the result of an accident or event that can be directly attributed to someone else’s negligence. You generally must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident (735 ILCS 5/13/202).

Here are a few examples of situations in which you might have a valid claim for damages resulting from a head injury:

- You sustained a concussion in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, and you have suffered lasting effects, such as severe headaches and memory issues.

- You suffered a TBI in a fall in a store, and the main reason you fell is that the store was negligent in maintaining safe conditions for their customers.

- You suffered a blow to the head during a fight in a bar in which the person who struck you behaved recklessly and intentionally.


Consult an Arlington Heights Head Injury Attorney  


If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall, collision, or other event caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important that you seek immediate treatment and diagnosis, as well as long-term care to document the full extent of your injuries. In order to file a claim for compensation from the negligent party, you will need evidence of their negligence as well as documentation of the specific injuries you sustained. 

To determine if you have a valid claim, consult with a knowledgeable Palatine personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC can help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call 847-934-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.



Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html
https://www.aans.org/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Traumatic-Brain-Injury

Study Reveals New Possible Treatment for TBI Victims with Aggression Issues

Web Admin - Saturday, October 07, 2017

Illinois traumatic brain injury lawyerTraumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in all sorts of long-term complications, including mood swings and personality changes. Sometimes, those changes in demeanor are heartbreaking or sad. Other times, they can be frightening, either to the victim or to the people around them, because of the underlying aggression or rage. 

Much of this can be attributed to the changes that occur within the brain after injury, and it can last for the rest of the victim’s life. Sadly, such issues can cause even further damage to a victim’s life. They may be unable to maintain employment. Relationships may break down. They may even start to suffer from self-esteem and self-hatred issues, which only further perpetuates the cycle of aggression. Thankfully, science believes they may now have a pharmaceutical solution. 

More on the Possibility of Prescriptions 

The drug, which was originally developed in the 1960s, is an antiviral. Researchers developed the theory that it might help TBI victims after considering how it appears to decrease the cognitive issues experienced by Parkinson’s patients. They often take it to prevent certain illnesses and infections to which they are prone. However, it was not until recently that one doctor started treating patients with the medication – and one of them was a colleague. 

The effects of the drug appeared to be immediate, the study author and doctor using the treatment said in her preface to the publication. Even her colleague reported massive improvement. Further research would need to be done to determine if this effect is real or just a placebo, but the possibility of a treatment may give current victims hope. 

Dealing with the Effects of a TBI 

While patients can ask their doctors about the use of the antiviral medication, Amantadine, they may experience resistance. After all, one study is hardly enough to alter the way that traumatic brain injury is treated. Still, it is important for patients to talk to their doctors about issues they are experiencing after a brain injury – especially if they have an active personal injury claim, such as an auto accident claim. Failure to do so could lead to incomplete medical records, which could ultimately reduce a victim’s settlement. 

Contact Our Rolling Meadows Brain Injury Lawyers 

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury and negligence was the cause, contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for help. Dedicated and experienced, our Rolling Meadows brain injury lawyers can provide you with an analysis of your case, protect your rights, and aggressively pursue the most compensation possible. To schedule your personalized consultation and ask how we can assist you, call 847-934-6000 today.


Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.



Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170911122630.htm 


Recent Posts


Tags

Illinois business lawyer wage theft Chicago estate planning Illinois medical malpractice claim Inverness real estate attorney Illinois tax attorney life insurance policy Des Plaines DUI attorney products liability Deer Park workers compensation lawyer home inspection lawyer PTSD Inverness insurance attorney Illinois DUI attorney liens Inverness real estate lawyer insurance dispute attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer traffic violations financial advisors LLCs drug crimes lawyer insurance dispute mass shooting Palatine employment attorney Long Grove real estate attorney back injuries Illinois registered agent car crashes estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers Schaumburg probate attorney ken apicella Rolling Meadows Illinois estate planning law firm IRA trust transfer condo association Schaumburg elder law lawyer Deer Park accident attorney DMV commercial real estate Illinois personal injury lawyer estate attorney contracts Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer personal injury attorney Illinois Human Rights Act Inverness civil lawyer Des Plaines real estate lawyer Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Palatine drug lawyer employee misclassification Barrington Traffic Lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer FMLA Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake employment law attorney truck collisions foreclosure insurance attorney criminal Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Schaumburg Chicago corporate attorney Crystal Lake traffic attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm wills and trusts Palatine real estate lawyer Fair Labor Standards Act Self-Directed IRA Accounts civil litigation attorney Arlington Heights insurance attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Chicago traffic lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer traffic accidents Arlington Heights injury attorney CAM Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney work unions Illinois collections attorney Deer Park personal injury lawyer workers comp Crystal Lake pet attorney deed transfer texting and driving Inverness estate planning lawyer Barrington attorney medical malpractice overtime pay Barrington employment attorney Des Plaines insurance attorney insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Mt Prospect Attorney School Visitation Rights Act Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney no contest clauses denied insurance claim Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Crystal Lake law firm Illinois business law atorneys trust payments real estate lawyer Barrington criminal defense lawyer pregnant women attorney fees wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace rest breaks Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer murder business litigation Joliet general practice lawyers healthcare Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Illinois pet lawyer medical malpractice compensation Rolling Meadows traffic attorney dram shop law DUI penalities Illinois workplace discrimination attorney boating accidents expungement automated cars Illinois insurance claim attorney slip and fall accidents Illinois traffic laws Illinois pedestrian accident attorney estate plan digital assets insurance claim delay product liability texting while driving Illinois probate lawyer motorcycle accident lawyer unfunded trust Illinois traffic attorney controlled substance Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois red light cameras Long Grove estate planning attorneys personal injury law firm estate planning investment property Illinois traffic accident lawyer employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, probate claims process Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Illinois employment law firm Rolling Meadows employment attorney irrevocable trust Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Illinois elder law attorney Illinois workplace lawyer Legal Info Chicago employment attorney estate planning lawyer Barrington boating accident attorney Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Inverness injury lawyer internet murder defense startup company icy parking lots trusts Des Plaines accident attorney Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Illinois wills and trusts Chicago will attorney IRS jet ski uninsured motorist Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers boating DUI breathalyzer test Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney BAC Transfer on Death Instrument landlord tenant law employee rights Illinois medical malpractice attorney Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer drug crime Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer severance agreements employment contract distracted driving accident victims Illinois attorney real estate zoning license reinstatement Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Illinois small business low-ball insurance settlement spinal cord injury Illinois injury lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Illinois criminal defense attorney living wills Des Plaines civil attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Chicago biking tips first degree murder Des Plaines personal injury attorney taxes probate claims healthcare claims clemency Affordable Care Act personal injury accidents Palatine corporate attorney capital gains tax DUI Palatine insurance lawyer defective products lawyer Barrington business law firm deadly crashes Barrington criminal lawyer underfunded trust loopholes independent contractor Chicago employment lawyer living trust benefits ObamaCare Illinois speeding lawyer Deer Park real estate law firm privacy in terrorem provision Illinois employment law Long Grove real estate lawyer criminal law holiday statistics owner responsibility car accidents Palatine employment law lawyer caregiver Palatine traffic lawyer health insurance dispute living trust pedestrian accident surgical mistakes federal crimes denied insurance claims employee discrimination Chicago car accident lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Illinois job attorney creditors landlord Illinois living will Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Des Plaines real estate attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Schaumburg injury lawyer TBI Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Chicago lawyer fiduciary rule Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer estate planning attorney construction contracts estate planning trusts Illinois will lawyer Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act personal injury claim Crystal Lake employment attorney pet law Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers workers compensation benefits insurance claim denials pain and suffering Palatine business attorney Inverness elder law lawyer Chicago insurance law firm real estate attorneys boating under the influence Crystal Lake car accident attorney motorcycle accident hit and run accident car crash injuries Illinois estate planning attorney Barrington employment law firm trustee income distribution deducation Barrington injury attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Illinois forming a corporation in Illinois Rolling Meadows business lawyer personal injury speeding unpaid assessment federal regulations for LLCs Illinois law Schaumburg car accident attorney GM ignition switches Illinois mortgages brain injury right to work traffic laws Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Schaumburg insurance lawyers ACA Illinois bicycle safety Illinois civil litigation lawyer Illinois trusts attorney Palatine elder law attorney life insurance lawyer special needs trust Arlington Heights estate planning attorney Illinois defective products attorney insurance claim denial pet bites compensatory time bicycle accidents license employment law, Illinois employment laws denial of life insurance criminal defense Des Plaines criminal attorney comp time insurance negligence appealing an insurance claim Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys marijuana Illinois employment laws Schaumburg traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Mount Prospect elder law attorney Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Barrington workers compensation attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorney institutional trustee paid sick leave Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer foreclosed rental property Schaumburg estate attorney Super Mario Deer Park traffic lawyer Inverness personal injury attorney homestead rights Arlington Heights tax lawyer commercial leasing unpaid overtime Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Illinois employee rights attorney. probate Rolling Meadows accident lawyer drugs Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Exclusions sexual images auto accidents Inverness probate lawyer Liquor Control Act Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Family Medical Leave Act Schaumburg criminal law attorney blood alcohol content traffic deaths Schaumburg personal injury attorney minimum wage Illinois corporate lawyer Illinois driving without license Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Employment Discrimination Law disability benefits Palatine corporate law attorneys estate planning for college students reckless homicide Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys sexual harassment Arlington Heights Attorney pizza emoji manufacturing fiduciary rule delay DUI defense Palatine personal injury lawyer Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney employees Palatine punch death Home Remodeling Repair Act Palatine workers compensation lawyer Attorney Ken Apicella Colin H. Gilbert workplace sexual harassment gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys underinsured motorist involuntary manslaughter power of attorney for healthcare Jay Andrew Des Plaines pet law attorney Crystal Lake traffic lawyer medical marijuana Rolling Meadows Attorney Schaumburg employment law attorneys preventable medical errors head on collisions Barrington litigation attorney vacation home fines job lawyers rumble strips Landlord Tenant Ordinance Crystal Lake accident attorney Schaumburg Attorney Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Arlington Heights employment law attorneys swimming pools drug possession Illinois workers compensation attorney insurance disputes pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Chicago estate planning lawyer drunk driving statistics Palatine traffic accidents Long Grove estate planning Buffalo Grove injury lawyer insurance agent negligence bad faith insurance claims installment contracts trucking accident lawyers Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Schaumburg wrongful death attorney wrongful death preventing accidents Schaumburg corporate attorney Des Plaines collections attorney Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Kenilworth estate planning lawyer food poisoning car crash Inverness corporate attorney Chicago attorney Des Plaines claims law firm Illinois lawyer subcontractor Des Plaines personal injury lawyer privacy laws Illinois trucking safety Illinois employment law attorney child safety Palatine employment lawyer driving slip and fall anesthesia errors Do Not Resuscitate Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer underage DUI estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Illinois employment attorneys car accident lawyer commercial leases pedestrian accidents premises liability natural gas Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer insurance claim comparative negligence cell phone accidents Schaumburg real estate lawyer defective products Illinois rollover accident lawyers rent to own real estate contracts Inverness traffic law firm real estate attorney POA Rolling Meadows tax attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument employment attorney Illinois workers compensation lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute vacation home Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer trench injuries Barrington real estate lawyer insurance adjusters Whistleblower Claims Illinois insurance lawyer Chicago trucking accident attorney Des Plaines drug lawyer Long Grove estate planning attorney revenge porn Detainer Actions Arlington Heights traffic attorney civil rights violation Arlington Heights lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal attorney insurance denials elder law nursing home negligence Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission traffic offenses personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys South Barrington real estate attorney Palatine construction attorney Illinois insurance attorney Palatine trusts lawyer Chicago insurance claim attorneys Deer Park traffic accident attorney Retaliatory Discharge wills Deer Park DUI lawyer pay when paid contract modern family estate planning residential real estate Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Schaumburg criminal attorney DNR new real estate form medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Illinois LLC creation Deer Park criminal attorney car accident lawyers car collision workers compensation Barrington personal injury lawyer bicycle dooring accidents condo Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Illinois boating accident lawyer employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Illinois car accident attorney Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Deer Park employment law attorney digital information Illinois real estate lawyer Palatine civil attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer probate process estate tax changes to mortgage law traumatic brain injuries Illinois Sales Representative Act cell phone tower data Illinois personal injury attorney insurance denial appeals elder abuse Barrington estate planning lawyer murder charges traffic tickets insurance claim dispute attorney Crystal Lake tax lawyer life insurance dealing with problem employees liability claims Buffalo Grove law firm Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Palatine estate planning lawyer Illinois employment lawyer Buffalo Grove probate lawyer Palatine law firm FSLA Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer wrongful termination guardianship attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Illinois home inspection Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers eluding a police officer bike accident real estate leasing Illinois traffic attorneys IRA benefits license suspension Buffalo Grove real estate attorney hiring employees distracted driving accidents DGAA gift taxes Palatine Attorney civil litigation Arlington Heights real estate lawyer spinal cord injuries Deer Park medical malpractice attorney medication errors unauthorized overtime whistleblower protections liability Inverness DUI lawyer Barrington civil litigation attorney digital evidence Home Sale Contingencies Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Palatine injury attorney Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney medical malpractice claims real estate contract Palatine civil litigation lawyer power of attorney accidental death benefits Arlington Heights accident attorney breach of contract Barrington employment law attorney license revocation operating agreements consent to a search traumatic brain injury trucking accidents BUI personal injury claims Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Thanksgiving Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Schaumburg estate planning lawyer mortgage Palatine criminal defense lawyer small business Des Plaines tax law firm social media after death llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers corporate law traffic crimes Illinois real estate Crystal Lake injury attorney loss of consortium employment lawyer overtime violations traffic violations defense Barrington estate planning attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer life insurance claims Crystal Lake business law attorneys agent problem employees rollover car crashes Des Plaines personal injury lawyers Des Plaines dog bites suspended license insurance agents car accident fatal car accidents Fourth of July Illinois estate planning Colin Gilbert criminal record golf accidents college kids medical research Arlington Heights employment attorney Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer tax attorney sole proprietorship Schaumburg employment attorney insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys natural gas explosion field sobriety test insurance claim dispute Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Policy Cancellation Illinois Smoke Detector Act Des Plaines injury law firm pedestrian-automobile accident Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Rolling Meadows traffic law firm insurance claims rollover accidents jet ski accidents crossover accidents hands free device probate fees Arlington Heights trucking lawyer advance healthcare directive Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys blended families Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer real estate closing DUI attorney drug crimes trauma after an accident Buffalo Grove traffic attorney senior citizens Illinois medical malpractice case Inverness accident lawyer Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer meal breaks drunk driving personal injury lawyer caretaker rights living trust vs will Barrington drug crime attorney Illinois construction accident attorney Class A misdemeanor cell phone Illinois wills and trusts attorneys dynasty trusts filing a medical malpractice claim Illinois personal injury lawyers probate lawyer fault based insurance Illinois personal injury BAIID Barrington personal injury attorney Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Crystal Lake employment lawyer Forcible Entry Illinois insurance disputes Palatine probate lawyer Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, employment law Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer IRELA construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation South Barrington real estate lawyer marijuana crimes attorney real estate Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer construction accidents

Archive