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What Are Brain Stem Injuries?

The brain controls every part of your body, and when any part suffers an injury or damage, it can lead to severe and often chronic issues. Unfortunately, suffering brain stem injuries can be devastating for those injured. If you or a loved one has endured damages due to the negligence of another party, understanding what your legal options are is critical. Luckily, our Irvine personal injury lawyers are here to help you through these complex times and fight for justice. Keep reading to learn more about these injuries and the compensation you could be entitled to.

How Do Brain Stem Injuries Happen?

Your brain stem connects your brain to your spinal cord and transmits messages through your neural pathways, meaning it is the key to moving your body. As such, if your brain stem is damaged, you can suffer serious impairments as this bridge between your brain and body will not work as intended. You may find the following can occur if you sustain a brain stem injury:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Inability to swallow
  • Motor problems
  • Loss of senses
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Locked-in syndrome

As you can see, the impact of sustaining a brain stem injury can be devastating. Unfortunately, there are many events that can leave someone with damage. Slips and falls, car accidents, supermarket injuries, etc. can all cause someone to sustain injuries or experience conditions that can lead to a brain stem injury.

Though these injuries are severe, it is necessary to understand that you may be able to reduce the impact of this injury by receiving medical care immediately following an injury. The sooner you are diagnosed, the more likely you are to recover and mitigate the damage associated with these injuries.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

If you have suffered a brainstem injury due to the negligence of another party, whether you were hit by a distracted driver, injured while walking through a supermarket, or the victim of an unsafe condition, taking the necessary steps is critical to increase your chances of recovering compensation. As mentioned, you should seek immediate medical attention. Not only can this help reduce the damage associated with the injury but it also establishes medical care. As such, it helps take away the defense’s claim that your injuries are not severe because you did not seek medical care after the accident.

Unfortunately, no amount of compensation can help return your life to the way it was before you suffered a brainstem injury. However, fighting for damages can help reduce the impact that medical bills and an inability to work have on your life. If you or a loved one has sustained a brainstem injury, the team at California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC can help fight for you. Reach out today to learn more.

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