Chicago Child Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Concussions, axonal shear injuries, contrecoup injuries and anoxic brain injuries are all types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If your child has suffered any type of TBI due to the negligence of a coach, sports organization or any other party, Romanucci & Blandin will help you seek compensation. Our Chicago child traumatic brain injury attorneys have decades of experience fighting for justice for injured children throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Signs Of Concussions In Kids
Concussions must be taken seriously. They are the most common type of TBI. Parents need to be able to spot the signs of concussions in kids. Symptoms can be physical, mental and even emotional. Some concussion symptoms are immediate. Some show themselves hours or even days later. They include:
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
If you believe that your child has suffered a concussion, get immediate medical treatment.
Mild, Moderate And Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Although these injuries can be devastating, they are considered the least serious of the three categories of brain injuries. In reality, there is no such thing as a minor brain injury, particularly when the victim is a child. MTBIs can leave the child with headaches, memory issues, personality changes and more.
Moderate traumatic brain injuries are characterized by losses of consciousness that may last from minutes to hours, followed by an extended period of confusion or amnesia. Cognitive impairments may last for months, or they may be permanent.
Severe traumatic brain injuries are those in which the victim is left in a coma, a vegetative state or a minimally responsive state.
Free Consultation With An Elgin Child Concussion Attorney
Call 312-458-1000 or email. All child brain injury cases are handled by our lawyers on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay unless we provide results.