I recently came across an article in On Common Ground News, about a Newton County teenager named Lacy Adamson who survived a traumatic brain injury and, six months later, is almost as good as new.
Lacy was on her way home from cheerleading practice when her truck hit a pothole and flipped over multiple times. She was ejected from the truck and so severely injured that she was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was immediately treated by the Morehouse trauma team, led by Dr. L. Ray Matthews.
According to Dr. Matthews, “Fifty percent of patients with the type of head injury that Lacy sustained do not survive. Another 47 percent are in permanent comas or severely impaired the rest of their life. Less than 3 percent regain consciousness and can interact with their environments.”
The thing that made the difference in Lacy’s case was the combination of drug therapies that Dr. Matthews started her on from the outset. The trauma team immediately began her on a combination of vitamin D3, omega 3-fatty acids, glutamine, and progesterone. Together these drugs reduce inflammation and make the injured brain more resistant to stress and other trauma.
Says Dr. Matthews, “Being deficient in both omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D3 slows down the brain’s ability to heal itself in patients with traumatic brain injuries. Just as you would need bricks – and not straw – to repair a broken brick wall, you need omega 3 fatty acids to repair traumatic brain injuries.” Dr. Matthews also said that approximately 80% of Americans are omega 3 fatty acid deficient and vitamin D3 deficient.
Thanks to her excellent doctors at Grady, Lacy has made an almost full recovery. However, the majority of people who suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury are not so lucky.
Our firm has had extensive experience representing clients who have suffered a brain injury. Often we work with neuropsychiatrists to identify how the injury has impacted our client. Often it affects their speech, mood, or ability to concentrate or remember. Then we work with neuro-imaging experts to obtain brain imaging that can identify the physical injury to the brain. Next we learn from the client’s family and friends how the client has “changed” and what they have seen and experienced by being around the client. Our success has been in putting all these pieces together to paint a complete picture of what the client has been left with after their injury.
Here are some of the things you should know about Traumatic Brain Injury:
- TBIs occur from a disruption of oxygen or blood flow to the brain. It has been reported that 1.5 million Americans suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries each year, and over 5.3 million Americans are presently disabled due to a Traumatic Brain Injury. TBIs can result from a blow to the head, such as during a car accident or a fall, as a result of violent shaking, which happens frequently with infants, or from an unsuccessful surgery. TBIs also sometimes occur in newborns as a result of complications during labor and delivery.
- Consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be severe, such as speech impairment, decreased motor function, memory and concentration problems, emotional problems, unexplained depression, or developmental problems in children.
- Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light or noise, seizures, and nausea.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you will be affected for the rest of your life. The average middle-class citizen is not financially equipped to handle the huge financial consequences that are the inevitable result of such a devastating and life-changing event. Many expenses can be foreseen, but there are many others that cannot be anticipated.
It is important that you hire an experienced catastrophic injury attorney who can take charge of your case and assist you in recovering the money you will need to deal with your future anticipated medical expenses, possible job loss, and changed living conditions, in addition to funds you may have already spent or currently owe for the medical services provided to you after your injury. Time is of the essence. If the traumatic brain injury is a result of a mistake made during surgery or a medical error during labor and delivery, your attorney will need to act quickly, before medical records may be destroyed, or medical personnel involved may have moved or no longer work at the same hospital, etc. The shorter the time period that elapses between the injury and the filing of your lawsuit, the more likelihood that crucial evidence is still preserved and available to your attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, call us for help. We will talk to you and review your case for free.
The Tyrone Law Firm specializes in representing those who have suffered a devastating injury, such as traumatic brain injury resulting from the negligence of another, or the negligence of hospital personnel during surgery or labor and delivery. We will present your case to the jury in terms of the human story – the total impact on you and your family, and the story of what your family has lost as a direct result of the injury. It is this presentation of the client’s story to the jury that compels them to bring back a verdict for significant money damages on your behalf.
Nelson Tyrone handles Brain Injury, Spine Injury and RSD/CRPS cases throughout the United States. He recently obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Gwinnett County in a birth injury TBI case. He involves only the top medical, rehabilitation and life-care plan experts in the field. His results on behalf of clients include several of the largest settlements and verdicts on record.
You can reach us at 404-377-0017 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can’t help you, we will do our best to put you into the hands of lawyers who can.