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About Brain Injuries
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.
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; or
- Long-term or permanent disability.
Every injury to the brain is serious.
Seemingly minor brain injuries, even those referred to as concussions, can have long-term consequences. Proper diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Learn more about Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.
TBIs present unique challenges to families and to those injured. Brain injury lawyer Kevin Coluccio has worked with professionals in the community to assist those who have suffered a TBI. 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.
Support for brain injury patients
- 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.
Brain Injuries in Children
Kids with serious brain injuries need a long-term care plan.
Every year, around 170,000 kids are treated for traumatic brain injuries in emergency rooms across the U.S.
Many recover, with limited long-term complications.
Other children with serious head injuries need special care, and a long-term plan to help them recover as fully as possible.
For more than 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.
Case Results from Brain Injury Lawyer Kevin Coluccio
Case: Carpenter v. School District/Sports Club.
Result: $2,000,000 settlement.
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 young boy suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. He was hospitalized for a long time, followed by an even longer period of rehabilitation. He has permanent disabilities. Attorney Kevin Coluccio secured a recovery for his ongoing care.
Case: “John Doe” v. Hospital.
Result: $8,500,000 result.
“John Doe”, married and the father of two children, went to local hospital for an outpatient shoulder surgery.
During surgery, the patient’s blood pressure is supposed to be monitored and stabilized. During John’s surgery, the anesthetist failed to properly maintain his blood pressure, resulted in a severe brain injury from the loss of oxygen.
The brain injury left the John profoundly changed; he was unable to continue his career as a carpenter. The result obtained by lawyer Kevin Coluccio helped provide for his lifelong monitoring and personal care.