The Seattle Times recently reported on a $10 million settlement in favor of a man who is now paralyzed after he sustained a traumatic brain injury.
The incident occurred on May 10, 2009 when the victim was being chased by two men who turned out to be deputies for the county. During the incident, the victim was thrown into a wall by one of the deputies causing catastrophic brain injuries. The victim is unable to speak and will be bedridden for the remainder of his life. The $10 million settlement will not only help pay for future medical expenses but it was also aid the victim’s family as they deal with the financial and emotional consequences.
According to the IBIA (International Brain Injury Association), one million Americans are treated and released from hospital emergency departments as a result of traumatic head injury each year. The symptoms of someone suffering from traumatic brain injury vary and can develop and change over time. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury also range in severity from blurred vision to inability to perform motor functions.
Most traumatic brain injuries are caused by head trauma. Recently, a Chicago area woman suffered a severe brain injury in a sledding accident. The medical community is also constantly working to improve this area of medicine. A recent study on brain injuries suggested that certain behaviors, such as consuming fish oils, may protect the brain against injury.
Our Chicago brain injury attorneys are familiar with the consequences families are left with when a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury. If you know of a victim, please contact our Illinois brain injury lawyers to begin the process of redress and reform.