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How does trauma change the brain?

How does trauma change the brain?

How does trauma change the brain?

The brain is a soft, jello-like substance that's contained within the skull and it can easily be damaged. It is made up of nerve fibers, which have axons, which are the long thread like portion that acts like a telephone wire and communicates signals and messages. It is covered by an insulation that's known as the myelin sheath. The space between nerve cells is the synapse. When there is an injury to the brain, this whole system is disrupted and the brain is not able to communicate the messages effectively.

A good way to demonstrate what happens to the brain is using Silly Putty. A strong force causes it to stretch and break, and this is what happens to the nerve cells within the brain causing damage. These injuries have many effects. They have physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional effects. It is essential for a brain injury attorney to understand the brain itself and the mechanism of injury and how the negligence of the defendants cause this injury and what the repercussions are to the person and their ability to function in life.

Please call the brain injury attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are committed to achieving justice and full compensation for our clients.

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Common injuries from falling down stairs

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Injuries from falling downstairs occur because a landlord or a property owner hasn't properly maintained that staircase. It could be from a handrail that's misplaced. It could be because that staircase doesn't even have a handrail, or perhaps there's a rug or carpet that's frayed or has a hole in it, which causes someone to trip and fall. When each one of these situations takes place and a person falls, there could be a number of different injuries that develop.

There could be ankle injuries as a result of twisting that ankle, there could be fractures of the ankle. There could be injuries to the knee, torn ligaments that may develop. You might also fall and hit your head causing a traumatic brain injury. In each one of these situations, it's important, obviously, to seek medical advice as soon as possible. It's also important to go back to that scene as soon as possible and photograph what caused your injury to take place before the situation changes. Frequently, what we see, the landlords are not doing their job properly until, unfortunately, someone gets hurt.

Then they make the repair that they should have made before. It's important that we, as lawyers, are able to document the dangerous condition that existed at the time of your fall. When you retain the law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, you retain lawyers that will go to the scene of the accident. Will hire appropriate engineers and other experts, search the building close to determine exactly why your injury took place and how that injury could've been prevented.

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How long after a head injury can symptoms occur?

How long after a head injury can symptoms occur?

A concussion is a brain injury. Every brain injury is different. Because sometimes these symptoms of a brain injury are very subtle, the person who has the brain injury themselves don't even realize that they have a problem. It's their husband, it's their wife, it's their family, it's their employer who might realize that person is not just behaving the way they were, they're not the same. People with the brain injury might look fine. That's why brain injury is called an invisible injury.

Some of these symptoms might take hours, some might take days, some might take weeks to develop. Because each brain injury is different, each person will have different symptoms. Some may appear and some may disappear. What we're looking for are the physical, the cognitive, the emotional and behavioral changes that take place after a brain injury. When you retain the law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, you're retaining more than lawyers. You're retaining people who understand brain injury. They can help you navigate the problems and pitfalls surrounding a traumatic brain injury and weaknesses to you on your road to recovery.

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What causes loss of smell and taste?

Loss of smell and taste are commonly caused by brain trauma, they can be caused by trauma to the face, the nose. It can be caused by concussion, it can be caused by lots of different types of head trauma. Loss of smell causes loss of taste. This has to do with injury to the olfactory nerve, which is the nerve that controls smell and it's very susceptible to injury.

Loss of smell and taste is present in 25% of the traumatic brain injuries. So it's a fairly prevalent injury. It has serious consequences, if you cannot smell taste, you cannot detect if you're eating rotten food. You cannot detect toxic fumes. You also may experience excessive weight loss or gain because you no longer enjoy food and you have an inability to taste it. It is important for brain injury attorney to understand the significance of the loss of smell and taste and the repercussions that has on someone's life. Please call at De Caro & Kaplen for a free, no obligation consultation. We are committed to achieving justice and full compensation for our clients.

What happens if the frontal lobe is damaged?

Well, the brain is comprised of four different lobes. There's a frontal lobe, the temporal lobes, the parietal lobes, and the occipital lobe. Each of these lobes have a different function and they control different behaviors. The frontal and temporal lobes, which are in the front and on the sides, are much more susceptible to injury because there are many more bony prominences in the front of the skull. If there's an injury to the frontal lobe, it will affect judgment, it will affect the ability to multitask.

A brain injury attorney must understand not only the function and relative position of areas of the brain, they have to understand the different impact that injury to different parts of the brain will have, how that's caused by an action, how it will affect someone's life going forward, and their ability to function. If your family member has sustained a brain injury as a result of the negligence of somebody else, please call the brain injury attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are committed to achieving justice and full compensation for our clients.
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