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Kane Law Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve For Traumatic Brain Injurys

Massachusetts injury lawyer Kathleen L. Kane will fight for the rights of individuals and families dealing with the life-altering consequences of serious head trauma. With her experience, attention to detail, and proven success, Attorney Kane will listen to your story, evaluate how your injury has and will continue to impact your health and happiness, and help you determine the best way to seek fair and total compensation. 

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), victims and their families often face overwhelming medical challenges, emotional distress, and financial burdens. When you or a loved one sustains a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else, you have every right to hold that party to full account and seek maximum compensation for these damages.

Kane Law is here to help you understand your legal options. Call her at 617-846-4975 to schedule a complimentary case review right away. We fight for victims of brain injury living in Boston and all other areas of Massachusetts. 

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury is an injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Often caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head, TBI may present a broad range of physical and psychological effects, which can show signs immediately after the trauma or appear days, weeks, or even months later. 

catastrophic injury, TBI is often impossible to recover from, resulting in a lifetime of struggle for victims and those who care for them.

Types of TBI

Several types of traumatic brain injury can be sustained in an accident. These include:

  • Concussion. The most common type of TBI, concussions, most commonly result from a direct blow to the head. 

  • Extra-Axial Hematoma. This type of brain injury involves bleeding that occurs outside the brain but within the skull and is usually a result of a severe head injury, often involving fracture. 

  • Contusion. A direct impact on the head causes this type of traumatic brain injury and may involve damage at the site of impact as well as on the opposite side of the brain. Contusions can lead to swelling, hemorrhage, and an increase in intracranial pressure, which can cause significant neurological problems.

  • Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. This is bleeding into the meninges' two innermost layers surrounding the brain. It’s typically the result of a fall or a blow to the head. This type of TBI can increase intracranial pressure and decrease cerebral blood flow, which can lead to brain damage and other complications.

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury. This severe form involves the tearing of the brain’s axons due to rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head. The damage is widespread, not localized, leading to serious disruption in normal brain function and often resulting in coma or death.

Levels of TBI Severity

There are three levels of TBI severity, the most common of which, mild, is used interchangeably with the word concussion. However, while concussion is the most common degree of brain injury, many accidents result in moderate to severe TBI as well.  Moderate TBI often causes long-term complications and requires immediate medical attention. Severe TBI can be life-threatening and often leads to physical and emotional changes that require long-term rehabilitation. 

Mild TBI does not mean “minor.” Repeat concussions can result in permanent damage, induce mood and behavioral changes, limit memory and concentration, and increase risks of premature death. Even mild TBI might deserve the attention of a qualified brain injury attorney who can assess its full damage and seek compensation.


If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury in an accident or if a loved one has died due to complications from a concussion or TBI, contact Attorney Kathleen L. Kane online or call us at (617) 273-8330 to schedule your FREE case review today.

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