Brain damage may or may not be permanent depending on the circumstances of the injury. Brain damage can be caused by many things such as trauma, insufficient blood supply to the brain, bleeding, or a seizure. Brain damage may not be immediately detectable after the initial causal event occurs. Evidence contradicts the notion that brain damage is always permanent, however, in some cases, damage is only discovered once it has already become permanent. Call our offices today at (800) 794-0444 for a case evaluation.
Nursing Home Abuse Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage
Moderate and severe brain trauma injuries may impair a nursing home resident’s ability to function for the rest of his or her life. These impairments may be physical, mental, emotional, or behavioral in nature. As a result, everyday tasks, such as speaking and eating may become much more difficult for him or her. Experts state that most consequences associated with traumatic brain injury are preventable. Estimates show that as many as half of people who experience traumatic brain injury will experience degenerative symptoms or die within five years of the injury. Older adults who experience traumatic brain injury are among the populations who are at increased risk of dying the soonest.
Regarding those wondering is brain damage always permanent, it’s important to note that there are many different forms of brain damage. The type of brain damage that a person suffers and whether the damage is permanent or not depends on a range of factors. These factors may include the area of the brain which suffered the damage and the overall extent of the damage. As an example, a concussion happens when a head injury impacts the skull with sufficient force to jar the brain out of place momentarily, causing bleeding or tearing. The brain can usually recover from a concussion on its own without the risk of permanent disability.
Under the right conditions, the brain is capable of healing itself. However, the human brain begins to degenerate later in life. If a person suffers a brain injury during this stage of life, recovery may become significantly slower and less likely. The chances of this may be increased if a person at this stage of life is exposed to repeated incidences of brain trauma. Due to the vulnerability of elderly residents in senior living facilities, a common setting for this type of abuse to take place is nursing homes.
If you or a family member has suffered significant brain damage caused by nursing home staff, you may be able to pursue an action for damages against the individual actors and the nursing home.
We Can Help Protect Your Family From Nursing Home Abuse
If your family has fallen victim to nursing home abuse, the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will take action to protect you and your loved ones. Pursuant to the Adult Protective Services Act and other applicable laws, we will give notice of the abuse to the applicable authorities and begin our own investigation of the nursing home and the abusers. Our elder abuse attorneys have fought for the rights of nursing home residents in the following ways:
- Deposing witnesses
- Obtaining new evidence which demonstrates incidences of abuse
- Hiring medical experts who analyze medical evidence and provide professional opinions relating to causation and future costs of treatment
- Assisting you with finding a neurologist who may be able to treat your brain injury
- Attempting to reach a pre-trial settlement
- Litigating your claim at trial
We work for you to build a robust case claim against abusive nursing home facilities and staff to expose any unlawful resident abuse. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm know how to bring those who perpetrate nursing home abuse to justice. In many cases, nursing homes abuse claims are resolved by settlement outside of court. However, we will pursue your claim in court, if necessary. The time to pursue an action for tortious nursing home abuse is limited. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now at (800) 842-6336 for a free case evaluation.