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Kiley Law Group Has Obtained Millions of Dollars for Brain Injury Victims
Brain injuries can change the lives of victims and their families forever, and many brain injuries are preventable and the result of negligence. Even brain injuries that offer a chance for recovery are typically accompanied by astronomical medical expenses.

The Boston brain injury attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the far-reaching effects of brain injuries. In more than 40 years of service, our lawyers have helped numerous brain injury victims and their families recover the financial peace of mind they need to cope with the long-term impacts of these life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to another’s recklessness, please call us today at 888-979-9323 for a free consultation and to learn how we can help you.

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Brain Injuries Overview

Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain Injury Symptoms
Compensation in Brain Injury Cases

Types of Brain Injury Cases

Anoxic Brain Injuries
Cerebral Contusions
Child Brain Injuries
Concussions
Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries
Diffuse Axonal Brain Injuries
Epidural and Subdural Hematomas
Hypoxic Brain Injuries
Locked-In Syndrome
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Causes of Brain Injuries

Most brain injuries are the result of a traumatic force that jars the brain. Personal injury lawsuits related to brain injuries commonly stem from circumstances that include:

Car accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Semi-truck and commercial vehicle accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents
Birth injuries caused by medical negligence

Brain injuries may also be caused by near-drowning events in which the brain receives inadequate oxygen (hypoxia), or by carelessly violent actions such as shaking an infant (shaken baby syndrome).

Brain Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of brain injuries vary widely depending on the type and severity of the injury. Indicators of a brain injury may include, but are not limited to:

Blurred vision
Disorientation
Headaches
Dizziness
Ringing in the earsIn
creased sensitivity to light, sound and smell
Memory loss
Difficulty concentrating
Dilation of one or both pupils
Nausea or vomiting
Seizures
Coma

People suffering from brain injuries may also experience changes in mood or behavior.

Anoxic Brain Injuries

If your newborn suffered a birth injury or death that may have been due to the negligence of a caregiver, it’s not only important to contact an attorney, it’s critical to work with a law firm that has a track record of success in birth injury cases. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in birth injury claims, and we understand the physical, emotional and financial impacts a birth injury can have on a child and his or family in the short-term and over the course of a lifetime.

If you’re confronted with the terrifying reality of a birth injury, you don’t have to face the burden alone. After you’ve ensured the safety of your ones, call our Boston office at 888-979-9323 or contact us online. We can walk you through what documentation to save and what steps to take next, and we can arrange to meet you in person, even at the hospital. Our attorneys are here to help you move past this difficult time and recover the peace of mind you need to begin a new chapter in your life. Back To Overview

Anoxic brain injuries—also known as cerebral hypoxia or hypoxic-anoxic injuries—occur when the brain receives insufficient oxygen and brain cells begin to die. The condition can set in within five minutes of oxygen deprivation to the brain.

Anoxic brain injuries are life-threatening, and even when victims survive they will likely be faced with permanent cognitive problems. The Kiley Law Group has extensive success in cases related to catastrophic injuries, including severe brain injuries. If a loved one suffered an anoxic brain injury due to another’s negligence, please contact us today for a no-cost consultation.
Cerebral Contusions

A cerebral contusion is bruising of a person’s brain tissue. Depending on the location of a cerebral contusion, the injury may result in vision loss, impaired cognitive functions, and loss of motor skills. The effects of a cerebral contusion may be temporary or permanent.

Cerebral contusions, like other brain injuries, are often the result of an impactful force, such as that of a traffic collision. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please contact the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our firm has more than 40 years of experience fighting for injury victims, including those who have suffered brain injuries.

Child Brain Injuries

Children in general are susceptible to brain injuries as their brains and skulls develop. But they are especially vulnerable during childbirth when a moment of medical carelessness can cause lasting effects. Birth injuries that damage the brain can have lifelong impacts and result in a wide range of problems including Erb’s palsy, Cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (in which the newborn’s brain is deprived of oxygen), and cranial hematomas (blood accumulation on the brain).

The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in brain injury and birth injury cases. We understand the long-term impacts of these types of injuries on children and their families. If your child suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please contact us today for your free consultation.

Concussions

Concussions are the most common type of brain injuries, and they occur when brain’s soft tissue is jarred as a result of impact, such as hitting the head during a slip-and-fall accident or striking the head in a motor vehicle accident. While some concussions are relatively mild and allow for full recovery with proper care, other concussions can have costly, lasting effects.

The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the costs associated with treating and recovering from concussions and other brain injuries, and we’re here to help you pursue the financial security you need to restore your life. Please contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered a concussion caused by another’s negligence.

Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries

Coup and contrecoup brain injuries occur when the head strikes an object resulting in localized harm to the brain. Coup injuries are those that occur at the site of impact, while contrecoup injuries occur on the side of the brain opposite the impact point. Coup-contrecoup brain injuries can cause cerebral contusions (brain bruising), hematomas (blood pooling on the brain) and cerebral swelling.

Coup-contrecoup injuries are often associated with motor vehicle accidents, falls and shaken baby syndrome. The Kiley Law Group has a winning record in brain injury cases, and our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us today for your free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to another’s carelessness.

Diffuse Axonal Brain Injuries

Diffuse axonal injuries are common traumatic brain injuries that occur when the head rapidly accelerates or decelerates, with the brain moving faster than the skull. This damages the axons, which send neural signals within the brain, impairing the brain’s ability to communicate.

Diffuse axonal brain injuries often result in coma and a permanent vegetative state. Even those who regain consciousness typically suffer from severe, lifetime impairments. If a loved one suffered a TBI such as a diffuse axonal injury as a result of another person’s negligence, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group are here to help you recover the financial security you and your family need to move forward.

Epidural and Subdural Hematomas

A hematoma is a swelling of collected blood that has leaked outside of a blood vessel, artery, vein or capillary due to damage. When it comes to brain injury hematomas, they are generally categorized as epidural (also known as extradural, in which the hematoma occurs between the membrane known as the dura mater and the skull) or subdural (also known as acute, in which the hematoma occurs between the brain and the dura mater)

.Brain hematomas can be life-threatening, and they are a relatively common byproduct of high-impact motor vehicle collisions and falls. Even when victims survive, they face a long road to recovery, and many will have to live with permanent impairments. If you or a family member sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another, please contact the Kiley Law Group today for a free consultation.

Hypoxic Brain Injuries

Hypoxic brain injuries are caused by lack of oxygen (hypoxia) to the brain. Depending on the duration of oxygen loss, these injuries may be temporary or incur permanent damage. Personal injury cases related to hypoxic brain injuries are often associated with birth injuries or other forms of medical negligence, as well as near-drowning incidents.

Any situation that reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain can result in hypoxic brain injuries, and these injuries can also be sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident or use of a defective product that disrupts the oxygen flow to the brain. The Kiley Law Group is dedicated to helping brain injury victims and their families recover the financial security they need to cope with the physical, mental and financial burdens of brain injuries; please contact us today for a free consultation if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence.

Locked-In Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is a rare form of paralysis with neurological roots. The paralysis is sometimes the result of a traumatic brain injury that damages the myelin sheath of the nerve cells; locked-in syndrome is caused by damage to the brain’s vertical pons, a region that controls voluntary movement.

Locked-in syndrome does not affect a person’s cognitive ability, but it does result in full paralysis. There is no cure for locked-in syndrome, and victims require ongoing care. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the long-term costs associated with brain injuries, and we have helped numerous clients gain the financial peace of mind they need to move forward with their lives.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Concussions are often thought of as “mild” brain injuries. While many people are able to fully recover from concussions with timely medical treatment, others suffer from post-concussion syndrome, which can last for months after the incident that caused the concussion. Post-concussion syndrome is often characterized by lingering headaches, dizziness, insomnia, sensitivity to light and noise, mood swings, and impaired cognitive skills.

Post-concussion syndrome may require costly, additional treatment after the initial emergency care. The Kiley Law Group has more than four decades of experience representing injury victims, including those who suffered brain injuries. Please contact us today for a free consultation if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to the carelessness of another.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding that occurs in the space between the brain and the tissue that covers the brain (the arachnoid membrane). A subarachnoid hemorrhage may be the result of a blow to the head or other violent impact, such as that sustained in a motor vehicle collision.

Subarachnoid hemorrhages can lead to permanent brain damage or death without timely treatment. Unlike some other brain injuries, which are characterized by multiple symptoms, the primary indicator of a subarachnoid hemorrhage is the sudden onset of severe headaches. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in brain injury cases, and we’re here to help you if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries are those caused by an external force, typically a violent impact to the head. Frequently associated with sports accidents, TBIs are also relatively common in collisions involving motorcycles or heavy trucks like tractor-trailers. TBIs can be fatal, and even instances in which emergency medical treatment proves life-saving, TBI victims can be faced with long-term impairments.

If you or a family member suffered a TBI due to another’s carelessness, it’s advisable to discuss your situation with an attorney who understands the far-reaching physical and financial impacts of brain injuries to ensure you’re able to recover fair compensation. The Kiley Law Group has more than four decades of experience protecting the rights of injury victims, including those who suffered traumatic brain injuries. Please contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

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