As we continue to age, the threat of traumatic brain injury (TBI) becomes even higher, with people over the age of 75 having the largest risk of sustaining this type of catastrophic injury. When your one sustains a TBI, the results can be devastating and significantly reduce quality of life during those last few precious years.
Sadly, treatment for traumatic brain injury is often invasive and long-term. It is entirely possible that an elderly patient who suffers from TBI will never regain the abilities they had prior to the injury. It is also possible that to maintain a decent quality of life, expensive medical treatment and special care will be required.
These expenses should not be shouldered by you and your family if the brain injury was caused by the negligence of another. Mickey Fine will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected. Please call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free brain injury consultation at our Bakersfield office.
Causes of Brain Injury among the Elderly
The leading cause of brain injury among the elderly is slip and fall accidents. Other common causes of brain injury in those over 65 include:
- Car accidents
- Nursing home abuse
Brain injuries sustained in these and other instances deserve experienced legal representation. Mr. Fine can assess the particulars of your case and help you determine if you have cause to file suit.
Damages Caused by a Brain Injury
Brain injuries may require emergency surgical intervention. In addition, they may require an induced coma, long-term rehabilitation, and necessitate prescription medication. Even with these methods, brain injury, particularly among the elderly, may be impossible to recover from.
Potential consequences of brain injury include:
- Limited cognitive abilities
- Loss of memory
- Loss of speaking abilities
- Disrupted movement
- Vision difficulties
- Chronic headaches
Even with medical care, some of these problems may last for the remainder of a senior’s life. This can require additional care in a nursing home, and result in significant expenses to both the victim and their family.
Mr. Fine knows how emotionally, physically, and financially trying these damages can be. He will fight tirelessly to ensure the full extent of your damages is taken into account and you are provided with everything you will need.
If you or an elderly loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by the negligence of another, please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve the senior community in Bakersfield, California.