Brain Damage

The debilitating effects of brain damage to an individual cannot be overstated. These injuries affect not only the person injured but his or her entire family or support system. These are some of the most serious injuries that can occur as a result of medical malpractice or any other type of personal injury claim. The medical and legal issues involved in proving a brain damage case are daunting. Therefore, it is very important to have an experienced personal injury attorney or medical malpractice attorney who is capable of handling all different types of brain damage cases. The injuries, although severe, may have subtle differences and may involve highly technical and scientific terms. Comas can result from brain injuries. Hematomas can develop into serious problems. Closed head injuries, what some people may call skull fractures, often have disastrous consequences. A skilled personal injury lawyer or medical malpractice lawyer will know how to develop the evidence to present an effective brain injury claim.

Vision impairment from brain injury

Some symptoms from brain injury may be very difficult to properly detect. These symptoms may not show up for weeks, months or possibly years after a child is born. Because these symptoms are hard to detect, it may be unknown if your child has suffered brain damage from the birth process. Traumatic brain injuries may interfere with a child’s vision. This is because vision uses so many parts of the brain and other subsystems. Brain injuries may affect the part of the brain that processes vision or the flow of information relating to vision.

A child with a brain injury may have the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Extreme sensitivity to light and dark

Brain injuries may also cause damage to the muscles around the eye and flow of information from the eye. This may cause tracking problems where the child may have difficulty following an object from side to side. This type of injury can also cause problems reading and following the flow of words on a page. Changing focus can also be a difficult task when viewing an object in the background to an object in the foreground. Depth perception can also be affected.

Therapy and Treatments

Not all health care facilities are capable of treating visual problems from a brain injury. A specialist should be used that is familiar with the specific types of brain injuries and the appropriate treatment for each injury. It can be difficult to find a specialist that is capable of treating this specific type of injury. With the correct vision therapy and lenses, a qualified optometrist may be able to help improve the flow of information. Specialized therapy has shown improvement in cases with a traumatic brain injury.

If your child has vision impairment from a birth injury or a type of brain injury and you are looking for a doctor try http://www.optometrists.org/eye_doctors.html. This site provides a very helpful directory for optometrists that specialize in traumatic brain injury cases.

If you believe your child has sustained brain injury from medical malpractice please speak to our Maryland birth injury lawyers today. Hospitals have a very large legal team working for them to protect their best interests. You need someone on your side to protect you and your family’s interests. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience and knowledge you need on your side to help you win substantial financial compensation which can be used to receive quality therapy and treatment your child needs for a higher quality of life.

The legal information on this site is not intended to be legal advice. Contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys or lawyers today to get specific information and answers for your specific situation.

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