Bret Michaels files brain injury lawsuit following incident at Tony Awards

A brain injury lawyer has recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of Bret Michaels, former member of the rock group Poison. Michaels was struck in the face at the Tony Awards in June of 2009 when a piece of the set fell and knocked him over. According to the, Michaels suffered a brain hemorrhage months after this incident. Michaels is seeking an unspecified amount of damages at this time.

The lawsuit alleges that the brain injury Michaels suffered as a result of the falling set subsequently led to his brain hemorrhage. A brain hemorrhage, or cerebral hemorrhage, is a type of stroke that occurs when an artery in the brain bursts and causes localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues.

Our Chicago brain injury attorneys have handled similar lawsuits in the past and are familiar with the causes associated with such an injury. Bleeding in the brain may result from a multitude of factors such as high blood pressure, aneurysms, blood vessel abnormalities, blood disorders, liver disease, and head tumors. For individuals under the age of 50, the most common cause of bleeding in the brain is head trauma. This type of bleeding destroys brain cells.

There are numerous symptoms associated with cerebral hemorrhages. Sudden sever headaches, weakness in the arms of legs, changes in vision, loss of balance, loss of motor skills and difficulty swallowing are all signs of this life threatening condition.

Please contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys if you or someone you know has suffered this type of brain injury. Brain injuries are an extremely complicated type of injury and should only be entrusted to those who understand the intricacies of these types of lawsuits. The lawyers at Levin and Perconti are well educated in this area of law.

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