traumatic brain injury
Malone Law has been a long time advocate for the rights of survivors with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Tommy Malone recently obtained a verdict in excess of $49 million on behalf of a college student who suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a road wreck involving two inattentive truck drivers on a dangerous roadway in San Jose, California.
Malone Law's advocacy for sufferers of Traumatic Brain Injuries is not limited to their legal representation, but includes a commitment to education and assistance for brain injury victims and their families. In addition to obtaining just compensation for those who have incurred brain injuries caused by the wrongdoing of others, Tommy and Adam Malone ensure that their clients benefit from a substantial support network by involving providers such as neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists and lifecare planners to assist them in maximizing their recovery efforts.
As experienced lawyers with extensive knowledge of medical issues, the Malones are able to bring justice and assistance to clients whose cases might not have been considered by other less informed lawyers, as brain injury symptoms can be subtle and difficult to detect.
Tommy Malone is an active member of the Brain Injury Association of America and American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Adam Malone is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Traumatic Brain Injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability annually. The Centers for Disease Control has published a multitude of statistics about the impact and instance of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.:
- Each year at least 1.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of these, about 50,000 die, 235,000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
- Approximately 475,000 TBIs occur among children ages 0 to 14 years and emergency department visits account for more than 90% of the TBIs in this age group.
The leading causes of TBI are:
- Falls (28%)
- Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%)
- Struck by/against events (19%)
- Assaults (11%)
- Motor vehicle-traffic causes result in the greatest number of TBI-related hospitalizations. The rate of motor vehicle-traffic-related TBI is highest among adolescents ages 15 to 19 years.
- The CDC estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans, approximately 2% of the U.S. population, currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a TBI.
The signs and symptoms of a TBI can be subtle. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury or may even be missed, as people may look fine even though they may act or feel differently.
TBI can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, and/or emotions. It can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age.
If you or a family member has experienced a traumatic brain injury, please contact us today for a free consultation.