Houston Brain Injury Attorney
A Houston brain injury attorney helps clients pursue cases related to personal injury and head trauma. Brain injuries can cause lasting side effects, permanent disabilities, and even death. You need an advocate who will help you navigate the settlement or trial process in a thorough and thoughtful manner. If you or a loved one received a head injury, the Houston brain injury lawyers at Mithoff Law are ready to help.
Call 713-654-1122 to get started.
“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”
– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017
Unfortunately, serious brain injuries can occur from a wide variety of common causes, such as vehicle accidents, industrial accidents and explosions, and medical malpractice. The experienced attorneys at Mithoff Law have decades of experience representing clients and families of those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, including claims such as:
Recently, Mithoff Law was retained by the family of a toddler who was hit in the head by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game and sustained serious neurologic injuries.
Mithoff Law successfully resolved for a confidential amount the claims of a patient who suffered severe and permanent brain injury at an outpatient treatment facility. The plaintiffs alleged that the patient was mistakenly administered an anti-diabetic medication, when the patient was not a diabetic, resulting in severe and permanent brain injury.
Mithoff Law successfully resolved for a confidential amount the claims of a family relating to severe brain damage of an infant suffered at birth. The plaintiffs alleged that, during the delivery process, hospital staff inappropriately monitored the mother, and that doctors improperly administered medication, resulting in severe and permanent brain damage to the baby.
Mithoff Law represented the family of a young man who sustained severe and permanent brain injuries when he was involved in an offset frontal collision. The young man’s injuries required a plan for lifelong care, as he was no longer able to care for himself following the accident. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Severe brain injuries often involve complex questions regarding future care, and the magnitude of the injuries are often daunting for those living with the consequences. Mithoff Law’s experienced attorneys have developed long-lasting relationships with medical and subject-matter experts across several fields, such as neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and life care planning, who are invaluable to assessing and evaluating questions of future care or ongoing treatment in a litigation context.
What can I expect after a head injury?
An experienced brain injury lawyer is often quick to tell clients that a head injury should never be taken lightly, and for good reason. Even a single blow to the head can cause lasting damage, and it is prudent to get a medical evaluation to determine the severity of the injury and a prognosis for treatment as soon as possible after sustaining the injury.
Common side effects to look out for include:
- Blurred vision
- Trouble staying awake
- Difficulty balancing
- Loss of hearing
- Impaired decision making
- Memory loss
Remember: Your health should always be the first priority. Let a Houston brain injury attorney from Mithoff Law take care of the rest.
What are the costs associated with a head injury?
Every head injury brings the possibility of expensive medical bills due to the need for medical imaging and other procedures to determine the severity of the injury. The nature of these injuries is such that the burden of managing these appointments and payments falls on the victim’s loved ones.
Associated costs might include:
- Ambulance or life flight
- Medical tests
- Overnight monitoring
- Brain surgery
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- Funeral costs
Types of brain injuries
Houston brain injury attorneys work with clients who have received different types of head and brain injuries. These injuries vary depending on the direction and amount of force that impacts the head, and may include:
Open head injury:
Injuries that result in a puncture wound or crack in the skull. These injuries are often bloody and usually require stitches to close the wound.
Closed head injury:
Injuries where the skull is not broken or punctured, but the brain has received trauma. A typical example of a closed head injury is a concussion.
Diffuse axonal injury:
Axons are long connecting fibers interwoven throughout your brain tissue. Diffuse axonal injuries happen when these fibers tear due to rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain. For example, an automotive accident that results in whiplash may cause a diffuse axonal injury.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI):
Over 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.
These injuries are more substantial than mild or moderate head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of extreme trauma and can cause permanent side effects.
Contact a Houston brain injury attorney at Mithoff Law for help
The brain injury lawyers at Mithoff Law have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for brain-injured clients.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to the fault of another party, only trust an experienced team to assist you. We are ready to provide you with nationally recognized representation and the highest level of care.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact a Houston brain injury attorney at Mithoff Law by calling 713-654-1122.