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Which Law Firm is Best For Handling Child and Infant Brain Injuries?
Having a child diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be any parents’ worst nightmare.
As a parent, the anxiety about your child’s health and well-being is coupled with the worries about their future. Will they fully recover? Will they need continued and ongoing medical treatment? And with these worries comes the worry about how these medical bills and other expenses will be paid.
The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have a wealth of experience in handling cases with children and infants that have suffered brain injuries due to the negligence of others.
Our lawyers have successfully handled cases of pediatric brain injury caused by defective playground equipment, slips, trips, and falls caused by unsafe properties, defective products, dangerous toys, and many other causes.
Compensation can never heal traumatic brain injury in a child or an infant, but it can deliver justice and ease the financial burden a family may be longing for if they have a child that is a victim of a brain injury. Want to review your case? Contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm today for a free review of your case. You won’t pay anything for our services unless we help you win your case.
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Understanding the basics of TBI
What is Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of nondegenerative acquired brain injury resulting from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head (or body) or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain function 1.
It’s important to remember that a child’s brain is more easily injured than an adult’s brain. Pediatric head injuries may also be different from adult head injuries in the length of time necessary for them to heal. Most pediatric injuries take a longer period of time for the victim to fully recover.
While some head injuries in a child or infant may be mild, many are severe and can cause serious, long-term damage.
- Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
Falls, Car Accidents, Sports Injuries
What Can Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury in Children?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are age 0-4 and 15-19. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also states that almost 500,000 trips to the emergency room are made each year for children up to 14 years old for TBI’s and other brain-related injuries.
Some of the more common causes of traumatic brain injuries in children include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Car, truck, SUV, and other automobile accidents
- Bike and bicycle riding accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products like slides, swing sets, and other dangerous playground equipment
- Injuries from contact sports like football and hockey
- Abusive treatment or carelessness from a daycare worker or babysitter
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How does a personal injury attorny help in a traumatic brain injury case involving a child or infant?
Investigating and pursuing a pediatric brain injury case requires legal expertise as well as an understanding of the causes and effects of such an injury. Being able to call upon medical experts to help create a compelling argument that is fact-based is a must when representing a family or client dealing with a child that has suffered a pediatric traumatic brain injury.
One of the biggest challenges is breaking the case down to a granular level to determine if the brain injury that was sustained could have been prevented. Was it a defective product that caused the injury? Was the child hurt in a car accident due to driver negligence or the driver being intoxicated? Being able to prove this to a jury can be the deciding factor in any personal injury lawsuit.
The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have vast experience in handling personal injury cases, including those revolving around pediatric brain injury. Our attorneys have successfully handled cases where the brain injury was caused by defective play equipment, falls from windows, dangerous toys, and many other causes.
Our team has helped many Pittsburgh and Pennslyvania families with children that have suffered pediatric brain injuries. Our efforts help those families receive large settlements that not only ease the burden of medical costs but also help the family continue to live their best lives possible.
If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury contact the personal injury lawyers at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a free review of your case.
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