Understanding Brain Injury
Maryland law group focusing on head trauma cases
The brain injury lawyers of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A. are intensely focused on the problems and needs of adults and children who have sustained brain damage through others’ fault or negligence. Combining medical expertise with legal skills, our knowledgeable staff of professionals includes a neurosurgeon who is also a brain injury lawyer, a certified physician’s assistant, and others experienced in the legal issues particular to brain injuries.
Types of traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries include those that are caused by external trauma—a blow to your head by an outside object or force—or by your brain striking the inside of your skull. Oxygen deprivation and improper medical treatment can also severely traumatize your brain. These brain traumas damage the brain in different but related ways:
- Closed head injury can result in fluid collection around the brain, bleeding of the tissues, and sometimes herniation of the brain. If this cannot be treated effectively and immediately, death often results.
- Concussion. The brain may be injured very seriously without a fluid or blood collection. Concussion—bruising of the brain—can injure its connecting fibers and hamper its ability to transmit signals. This may result in cognitive changes including loss or deterioration of memory, difficulty in thinking and reasoning, and speech and learning disabilities.
- Anoxia and hypoxia. Problems during labor and delivery, mistakes made during surgery, arrested breathing or blood oxygenation due to accident or violence—all deprive the brain of the oxygen it needs. These conditions damage brain tissue and can result in major motor and mental function deficits.
Head trauma severity ranges from relatively mild to catastrophic, potentially affecting nearly every area of health and physical and mental abilities. There may be catastrophic medical bills for years to come and a huge loss of potential income due to the impairments these injuries can cause. At Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., we are committed to helping brain injury victims get through the aftermath and secure the compensation they need to get on with their lives as much as is possible.
Causes of traumatic brain injury
About half of all serious brain injuries are the result of car, truck, or other vehicular crashes, but we also represent victims who have suffered head trauma and brain damage from many kinds of events, including—
Staff knows both medicine and law
Our knowledgeable medical staff gives our firm a decided edge in brain injury cases. As we investigate and construct your brain injury case, we can simply walk down the hall to our neurosurgeon’s office and show him MRIs, CT scans, and other films. He answers questions and helps us develop and present your case effectively, to get you the help you need.
Making justice a reality for our clients
Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A. is committed to undertaking challenging cases, changing lives, and making justice a reality for our clients. All traumatic brain injury cases we accept are handled on a contingent fee basis. You pay no legal fees unless and until we secure a monetary recovery for you.
To speak with us about your accident case, call 877-836-9861 or contact us online. For the convenience of our clients, we have offices in Washington, DC, Rockville, Baltimore, Bethesda, Frederick, and Alexandria.
Free initial consultation for all contingency fee cases!