Baltimore Brain Injury Lawyers

Misdiagnosis of Closed Head Injuries May Be Medical Negligence

Symptoms of brain damage do not always appear right away. Without medical training, you may not be able to identify the risk factors or recognize the symptoms. For this reason, you count on your healthcare providers to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) if you suffer a blow or jolt to your head.

LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. has represented injured patients in the medical negligence practice area since 1987. Our legal team has the resources and determination to pursue maximum compensation for disabilities resulting from your delayed head injury treatment.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Closed head injury refers to brain injury when the skull and membrane remain intact. Typically called a concussion, this type of head trauma often produces no bleeding, wound or other visual cue that you have suffered a serious injury. Yet, the damage can be life-changing and permanent and may manifest in such symptoms as:

  • Adverse effects on sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Concentration problems
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Meningitis infection
  • Mood swings and personality changes
  • Poor coordination

Severe TBI can result in cognitive problems, seizures, coma, a vegetative state, a minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome or death. The severity of a head injury may not be immediately apparent without diagnostic testing. Because a seemingly minor bump to the head can actually cause significant brain damage, doctors should never dismiss a patient’s concerns following an auto accident, sports injury, work injury or other type of accident.

Aggressive Treatment for Brain Injuries

Several studies have concluded that aggressive treatment for brain trauma requires significant financial outlay immediately following the injury, but ultimately reduces long-term costs and improves prognosis. Early diagnosis gives you the opportunity to receive the level of care you need to recover functionality. Prompt medical response may even determine whether your loved one survives or regains consciousness.

Maryland Brain Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Provide the Help You Need After a Serious Head Injury

To find out if you are eligible for compensation from a doctor or hospital responsible for your or your loved one’s head injury, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced Baltimore brain injury lawyers. We handle all medical malpractice claims on a contingency-fee basis and are available by phone 24/7.