Failure To Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries range in severity, from "mild" to "severe." In many cases, TBI initially goes unnoticed because it is a closed head injury.

Internal bleeding and damage to brain tissue may not be noticeable to a doctor who is not familiar with treating closed head injuries. Getting immediate medical care and a timely, accurate diagnosis could prevent potentially serious complications.

You may have noticed symptoms of TBI already, such as changes to:

  • Memory and reasoning
  • Sensations such as taste, smell, touch and hearing
  • Ability to express thoughts, communicate or understand others
  • Emotional behavior, including depression, personality changes, anxiety or socially inappropriate behavior

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1.7 million TBIs occur every year in the United States, and about 75 percent result from concussions. However, not all brain injuries result from physical blows to the head. Whiplash from a car accident or hard hits in football and hockey games can also cause TBI.

Devastating, Long-Term Injuries Result From TBI Misdiagnosis

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we work with neuropsychologists and other brain injury specialists in the Hartford area regularly. We refer our clients to trusted experts and ensure that all of their questions are answered and that they receive the highest level of medical care.

Failure to diagnose traumatic brain injury can be life-threatening and certainly life-altering. Victims must work hard to relearn skills, including how to speak, read and count.

Securing your maximum compensation requires expert analysis and independent investigation. Our team will establish the full value of your case and aggressively pursue the recovery compensation you deserve for medical malpractice.

Founding attorney Tony Sheffy is a former board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC). The nonprofit organization provides resources and support to brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. It has been providing brain injury awareness, education and resources for over 30 years.

Mr. Sheffy can help you find the resources and support you need while fighting for the compensation you are entitled to.

Call Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP — free initial personal injury consultation

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