Brain Injury and Wrongful Death

Several issues can accompany a brain injury. Some of the most common complications include cognitive and mental processing changes, difficulties regulating emotions, vision and speech problems, and changes in physical abilities. And new research has found victims of brain injury have double the mortality rate 30 years post-injury than those who have never been injured.

A 30-year study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that people who have suffered a brain injury were two times more likely to die within the study period. This was true even for people with minor brain injuries. Those with severe brain injury had three times the mortality rate during the study. This expands on previous studies that have found a spike in short-term mortality among head injury patients and suggest that brain injury is a possible cause of death even years after it occurs. This must be considered when seeking compensation.

Filing Suit

You only have three years after an accident to file a brain injury lawsuit in New York. In Florida, that time is extended to four years, but waiting to file is never a good idea. The sooner you take action, the quicker our lawyers can get to work helping you secure fair compensation – and the better their chances of uncovering all the information needed to build a strong case on your behalf.

While many of these cases settle within a few months, it may take two years or more to secure a verdict. During this time, expenses can continue to compile. We do everything possible to speed the process without cutting corners. Helping you secure total compensation is our main priority.

Over the course of a lifetime, a brain injury can cost millions. One study found that the lifetime cost of treatment alone averages between $85,000 and $3 million per person. Factor in additional issues like an inability to work, and these costs will only go up. We are here to look at how your injury has impacted your life and seek compensation that is consistent with your needs.

Please call McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP at 518-792-1174 to schedule a free case review today. We have offices in Glen Falls, New York, and Miami Shores, Florida.

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