Dealing with a brain injury can be very confusing, difficult and emotional.
Although some head injuries—like skull fractures—are visible, closed-head injuries can be hard to recognize and diagnose.
Each year, approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations, or deaths are associated with traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a sudden trauma causing damage to the brain.
Most TBIs are caused by motor vehicle crashes, blunt force trauma, hard hits, or falls. Other common causes are medical errors or unnecessary sports injuries.
TBI can lead to:
- Cognitive problems
- Memory issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Headaches and fatigue
- Behavioral or personality changes
- Vascular damage or strokes
- Long-term or permanent disability
Every injury to the brain is serious.
TBIs present unique challenges to families and to those injured. Coluccio Law has worked with professionals in the community to assist those who have suffered a TBI.
Seemingly minor brain injuries, even those referred to as concussions, can have long-term consequences. Proper diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Kevin Coluccio is an active member of both the Washington and Oregon Brain Injury Alliances.
He is a leader in the community supporting the prevention of brain injuries, and works with leading TBI doctors and experts across the U.S. Talk to Kevin Coluccio about brain injury lawsuits.
Children with brain injuries need a long-term care plan.
Every year, an estimated 173,285 kids are treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. for traumatic brain injuries.
Children with serious head injuries need special care, and a long-term plan to help them recover as fully as possible.
For nearly 30 years, Kevin Coluccio has been helping brain injury victims.
If your child suffered a head injury, you can learn about your legal options with Coluccio Law.
Support for brain injuries
- The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is working create a better future for Oregonians through brain injury prevention,education, research and support.
- The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington provides free services to individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by brain injury
- The Brain Injury Resource directory provides information on getting help across the United States.
- Learn more about head and brain injuries on Coluccio Law Blog
Brain Injuries Case Results by Kevin Coluccio
Carpenter v. School District/Sports Club
A young boy was playing on soccer goal posts left unsecured on a field.
Several kids playing on the goal posts tipped them over: the crossbar landed squarely on the head of the young boy.
The goalposts were made by the school district out of heavy square tubular metal. Although the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) had issued guidelines for the anchoring and securing of goal posts, no effort had been made anchor and secure the heavy posts.
The young boy suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he had an extended stay, and a long period of rehabilitation. He is left with permanent disabilities. Attorney Kevin Coluccio secured a recovery for his ongoing care.
John Doe v. Hospital
John Doe, married and the father of two children, went to local hospital for an outpatient shoulder surgery.
While in surgery, a patient’s blood pressure is supposed to be stabilized and monitored. During this surgery, the anesthetist failed to properly maintain Doe’s blood pressure resulting in a severe brain injury, due to the loss of oxygen.
The brain injury left the patient profoundly damaged, and unable to continue his career as a carpenter. The result obtained by Kevin Coluccio helped provide for Doe’s lifelong monitoring and personal care.
Meza v. Trucking Company
A truck driver in training lost control of his semi-truck and trailer. A young girl, traveling in a car with her parents, was seriously injured when her family’s car collided with the semi and trailer.
She suffered a traumatic brain injury requiring hospitalization and a long period of rehabilitation. With the support of her family, she has made a good recovery, but has permanent disabilities.
Attorney Kevin Coluccio helped the family file a claim against the trucking company for her medical expenses and long-term care.