Attorneys for Children with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Successful Results for Child TBIs
In the United States, nearly half a million children visit emergency rooms for brain injuries every year. Brain injuries are often more devastating to children than they are to mature adults. Children’s brains are extremely fragile, and injury can stunt their mental progression significantly as they age. Depending on the area affected by the TBI, some consequences of the injury may not be apparent for years as the child’s brain continues to develop. Even with lesser head trauma, this damage can create additional learning or physical challenges that last a lifetime.
Attorneys Richard M. Shapiro and J. Brent Jones use their thorough understanding of both medicine and the law to aid injury victims. Our team has multiple decades of legal experience and they have earned AV Preeminent rankings from Martindale-Hubbell.
How to Tell if a Child has a Traumatic Brain Injury
A young child may not be able to identify a brain injury when it occurs. The child may not be able to voice concerns or explain what is wrong. This means that parents and other adults should know some of the signs that may indicate a child suffered a TBI or other head injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Headaches or neck pain
- Irritability or restlessness
- Becoming difficult to console
- Difficulty with vision, speech or walking
- A clear fluid draining from the nose, ear or mouth
Long-term indicators of a brain injury in children may include:
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Difficulty awakening from sleep
- Recurring headaches
- Crying excessively or mood changes
- Depression, anxiety or difficulty controlling emotions
Children may display some of these behaviors naturally, but uncharacteristic displays of these symptoms could indicate the presence of a brain injury. Seek medical examination for your child as soon as possible if you believe he or she displays the signs of a child head injury.
Why Should I Talk to a Lawyer if My Child Suffered a Brain Injury?
If another person or company’s negligence caused your child to suffer a brain injury, our Tampa Bay brain injury lawyers can assist you. The cost to care for someone with a TBI can be immense, and our lawyers can help you get compensation to pay for these expenses. The Shapiro Law Group has a successful record or representing victims of medical malpractice and other serious injuries.
To talk to one of our lawyers about your case for free, call our Florida office at (800) 258-HELP or fill out the contact form on our site.