The human brain is extraordinary. It is a nerve center that serves as “mission control” for the entire human body. The brain plays an important role in everything we do and in defining who we are as individuals. Fortunately, the brain is well protected from physical trauma by the skull and from potentially toxic substances by a protective membrane referred to as the “blood-brain barrier.” Yet, the brain is as vulnerable as human life itself and thousands of people each year suffer debilitating brain damage.
Our Atlanta, Georgia brain injury lawyer knows that a brain injury can come from a variety of harmful mechanisms including, among others, exposure to toxic substances, total deprivation of oxygen (“anoxic brain damage”), partial deprivation of oxygen (“hypoxic brain damage”), untreated infection, stroke, tumor, burst aneurysm or physical trauma ("traumatic brain injury" or "TBI") such as that sustained from a fall, car, or truck accident.
Brain injuries, regardless of the cause, can be physically, emotionally and financially crippling. These terrible injuries can dramatically impair a person’s ability to function and enjoy life. When the painful effects of brain damage on a person and family are suffered due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others – whether from a motor vehicle accident, a fall, medical malpractice, a dangerous product, a near drowning in an unsafe pool, or from some other harmful mechanism - the legal system may allow for just and substantial compensation.
Ponton Law often hires a life care planner to assist in the preparation of a life care plan. A life care plan is a summary of current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs. A life care plan should always include the following:
- Records Review;
- Diagnostic Testing;
- Medical Equipment and mobility;
- Home or facility care needs;
- Transportation needs;
- Home furnishings;
- Vocation needs;
- Health maintenance services.
At Ponton Law, our Atlanta, Georgia brain injury attorney is experienced in litigating brain injury lawsuits. We have achieved substantial compensation and a lifetime of supportive care for our brain injured clients and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury and are considering filing a brain injury lawsuit in Fulton, Dekalb, or Clayton County or anywhere in the State of Georgia, contact us at 404-418-8507 today for a free evaluation of your claim.