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Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Accidents that involve injuries to the brain or spinal cord can be devastating and life-changing. In addition to costly medical bills and years of recovery appointments, victims of these types of accidents can suffer catastrophic damages that impact their ability to walk, talk, or cognitively process information needed to function in their daily lives.

When accidents caused by negligence or wrongdoing lead to traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, the effects can be even more devastating to both the individual and their families. At the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, our attorneys possess the extensive knowledge needed to represent victims of Central Nervous System injuries. Our winning attorneys have been advocating for brain and spinal cord injury survivors for over 35 years, and will support you through every step of the legal process to help you seek justice for your accident.

Sound and practical...
Having to navigate through a personal injury and the claim arising from it, I was no less than infuriated at the process and recovery. The sound and practical advice kept me level headed and able to focus on convalescing while he focused on my monetary recovery.
— Kay C.

Causes of Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain and spinal cord injuries are caused by direct external trauma to the head, neck, or spine. These types of injuries can be sustained in several different instances, such as:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical and Surgical Complications
  • Birth injuries
  • Slip, Trip, and Falls
  • Swimming Pool/Diving Accidents
  • Intentional Violence
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Sports Injuries

Accidents leading to brain and spinal cord injuries occur every day, with some leading to permanent disabilities and life-altering consequences. Our attorneys at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro know what information is necessary to secure a favorable outcome in court for these claims. We gather evidence and seek expert advice from medical professionals to assess the severity of your injury. Our goal is to seek fair compensation for all damages sustained.

Verdicts & Settlements

$10.1 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely treat a patient

A 40-year-old woman with heart attack symptoms was left in the emergency room waiting area of a Nassau County hospital for 20 minutes, resulting in a massive heart attack and brain damage.

$10 Million Verdict

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer

A radiologist failed to properly interpret a mammogram, resulting in a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in a 46-year-old woman, who ultimately passed away.

$8 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely diagnose a blood clot

A doctor’s failure to appreciate the significance of headache complaints by a 21-year-old caused a delay in diagnosing a blood clot, resulting in a stroke and brain damage.

$5.4 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Newborn baby found face-down

One day after birth, our client was found face down in the hospital nursery, causing oxygen deprivation that resulted in brain damage.

$6.9 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Intraoperative airway fire in trachea

While undergoing a laser procedure to remove vocal cord polyps, an airway fire in the trachea burned our client’s lungs and vocal cords, resulting in the loss of his ability to speak.

$4.5 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to appreciate preeclampsia (high blood pressure)

Doctors fail to timely diagnose preeclampsia (high blood pressure) in a pregnant woman, leading to placental abruption, oxygen deprivation, and a brain-damaged infant.

$4.75 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to perform a timely C-section

During delivery of a baby, doctors failed to properly monitor the fetal monitor strips and the fetal heart rate resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain damage in the infant.

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advocates

Victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can experience a range of long-term health consequences.

Spinal Cord Injuries:

  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal fracture
  • Broken back
  • Herniated disc

Traumatic Brain Injuries:

  • Hematoma
  • Concussion
  • Hemorrhage
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Skull fracture
  • Diffuse axonal injury

Any of these catastrophic injuries can have a global impact on an individual’s health: cognitively, physically, psychologically and emotionally. When a person suffers from any catastrophic injury due to negligence, the parties responsible need to be held accountable for the damages they caused.

Our team understands the sensitive nature of personal injury cases, particularly when permanent and disabling injuries are sustained. We provide the compassion and care you deserve when handling your claim to ensure you feel supported and educated on every aspect of your case from intake to resolution.

They Had My Back...
After my accident I needed a lot of help. I could not have had any better group of people on my side. They took care of everything I needed.
— Mozz M.

We Support All Victims of Traumatic Brain, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Every brain and spinal cord injury is unique. Regardless of whether your injury is classified as minor or severe, there is no standard in the number of issues that could arise from the damages caused. Victims of brain and spinal cord injuries can suffer a range of health conditions after their accident:

  • Inability to walk
  • Inability to stand
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of senses (taste, smell, etc.)
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Personality changes
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Impulsive behaviors

It’s not uncommon for most brain and spinal cord injuries to require several different expensive treatments and procedures. Between emergency care, surgeries, frequent doctor visits, therapies, adaptive equipment, and more, medical expenses can become exorbitant for the individuals, taking a huge financial toll.

When our team assesses your case, we don’t just look at the obvious and immediate injuries from the accident. Our tactful attorneys delve deeply into all aspects in which your accident has affected your life. Working with expert medical professionals in the field of your injury, we calculate pain and suffering based on a broad spectrum of consequences you have faced after your accident and may face in the future, to maximize awards needed to get you back on your road to recovery.

Verdicts & Settlements

$2 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely diagnose an aneurysm

Doctors failed to timely diagnose an aneurysm, causing a brain aneurysm to burst, resulting in a subarachnoid hemorrhage (brain bleed).

Let Us Secure the Compensation You Deserve

It is a heartbreaking thought when individuals realize they might never be able to function as they once did, or require constant care by others for the rest of their lives, at the fault of someone else. Some of the symptoms of brain and spinal cord injuries are immediate, but others do not show up for years after the injury, extending the pain and suffering victims endure again and again.

Let us stand up for your rights against responsible parties whose actions have led to your traumatic brain or spinal cord accident. Contact the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro today for a free consultation to review your case and explore your options for seeking justice for all of your injuries.

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