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BRAIN INJURY

Professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

T raumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can result from a direct blow or force to the head. In severe cases, the effects on the injured person are seen immediately, can be quite profound and are easily detected. In other situations, mild to moderate brain injury can result from seemingly less severe accidents and can actually be caused by the jarring or movement of the brain inside and against the walls of the skull. In fact, in some situations, brain injury can be caused by "axonal shearing" or microscopic tearing of fibers in the brain. Mild to moderate brain injury produces more subtle effects and is often undiagnosed by a family doctor, chiropractor, osteopath or orthopedist. People experiencing memory problems, changes in temperament, personality, taste, smell, sight or hearing should bring these symptoms to the attention of their treating doctor right away. If the symptoms persist, consultation with a neurologist or neuropsychologist should be considered and discussed with your treating doctor. When Mr. Itzler meets with potential clients for the first time, he routinely asks them about these types of symptoms to make sure that this type of mild to moderate closed head injury does not go undetected. He has received continuing legal education training at several seminars run by the National Head Injury Association and has handled a number of mild and moderate brain injury cases.


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