Brain injuries resulting from accident or trauma are serious. Physicians are often retained as brain injury expert witnesses in lawsuits involving brain injuries. There are several forms of treatment depending on the type of brain injury involved. A traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.) results from an outside source of damage, usually brought about by some type of impact, which can cause physical and mental damage, as well as death in certain cases. An acquired brain injury (A.B.I.) refers to brain damage that occurs after birth because of a genetics-related issue or other disorder.
Depending on the severity and nature of a brain injury, some cases may require neurological surgery. Even with surgery, many victims of brain injuries require brain injury rehabilitation, which may include physical and/or psychiatric therapy, as well as other forms of care. Such programs can help correct movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, learning disabilities, cognitive decline, and other issues resulting from brain injuries. Grain injuries can be very different in nature; an experience neurologist is required to provide expert opine on these type of injuries for litigation matters. A brain injury expert witness should be well-versed in all of these subjects.
Lawsuits involving brain injuries are usually similar to those of other medical disciplines, often resulting from medical malpractice, side effects from surgery and/or medication, healthcare issues, or misinformation provided to a patient. The accident that caused the brain injury may also be the center of a lawsuit.
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