The Baton Rouge, Louisiana brain injury lawyers at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. have extensive experience representing brain damaged clients who sustained injuries for a variety of causes, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, defective highways, defective ICC under-ride guards or bumpers on 18-Wheelers, drug interactions, near drowning, falls, falling objects, sports and athletic accidents, and medical malpractice.
Brain injuries are caused by a variety of sources, including illness, infection, trauma (traumatic brain injury) and loss of oxygen (anoxic brain injury). Common causes of traumatic brain injuries are automobile accidents, sports injuries and falls, and usually involve either a penetrating injury to the brain, or a closed head injury caused by a sudden violent motion causing the brain to hit against the skull or by a blow to the head.
Loss of consciousness and memory loss are often associated with severe brain injury. Other signs and symptoms of brain damage include dilated pupils, respiratory issues, convulsions, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, cerebrospinal fluid leaking from nose or ears, speech and language problems, vision issues, and emotional and behavioral changes. Brain injury can result in a long-term comatose or vegetative state, loss of use of the arms or legs, difficulty talking or communicating, and the inability to comprehend and understand. Most severe brain injuries are easily diagnosed and recognized due to the obvious nature of the injury and the consequences of the injury. Other times, the damages are more subtle. Emotional and behavioral changes following an accident, such as inappropriate mood swings or anger, decreased ability to tell right from wrong, or having to leave notes around the house to remember simple and basic every days task, can indicate a brain injury.
Our experienced Louisiana brain injury attorneys and staff understand that even the slightest change in brain function can have a catastrophic impact on a brain injury victim's job, friends, and more importantly, family. Our Louisiana brain injury trial lawyers have collected in excess of $6,000,000 for multiple brain damaged clients who were allegedly partially at fault in causing their accidents. We also collected over $12,000,000 from an aspirin manufacturer for a victim of Reye's Syndrome, and over $12,000,000 from the State of Louisiana for a brain damaged passenger injured in a single vehicle accident partially caused by the host-driver and partially caused by a defective road or highway.
If you or a loved one suffered brain damage following an accident, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana traumatic brain injury attorneys at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.