You do not have to suffer a violent blow to the head to develop a brain injury. It is also possible to suffer a non-traumatic brain injury, which is typically caused by:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
- Drug abuse
- Brain tumors
- Infections such as meningitis or encephalitis which cause brain swelling
- Oxygen deprivation
- Cardiac arrest
These injuries are often as serious as traumatic brain injuries, which are caused by a catastrophic blow to the head. While traumatic brain injuries typically affect an isolated region of the brain, the damage caused by non-traumatic brain injuries is often spread across the entire brain. Symptoms of non-traumatic brain injury are varied and may include:
- Memory loss
- Kidney failure
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Impaired muscle coordination
- Speech and sensory issues
- Cognitive impairment
If you have developed a non-traumatic brain injury caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, or other expenses associated with your injury. These cases are very complex, and it is important to work with an experienced brain injury lawyer.
There are many reasons why someone else’s actions may have caused your non-traumatic brain injury. It could be the result of medical malpractice or toxic exposure at the workplace. Marc Albert has more than 15 years handling brain injury cases, and he understands the unique challenges involved in proving fault in a non-traumatic brain injury case. Mr. Albert works with a team of experts who will investigate your case in order conclusively documents signs of negligence, giving you the edge you need when seeking compensation for your damages.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free brain injury consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.