Has someone close to you suffered a brain injury?
- Every 21 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury. Motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports mishaps are the leading causes.
- Another daily tragedy in the United States is brain injury related to medical care. When a patient is misdiagnosed or has a threatening problem mistreated, a serious brain injury can result.
- Lead poisoning of children is yet another serious cause of brain injury.
Our Approach to Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Whatever the cause, a brain injury changes forever the life of a patient and his or her family.
This information is intended to help patients with brain and spinal cord injuries and their families research those injuries, learn about care options, and understand the legal options that may be available to them. For some families, a lawsuit can be one important tool for obtaining the funds needed to pay for a brain-injured patient’s care and rehabilitation.
Brain Injury Assistance
Each section has extensive information and further resources.
Traumatic Brain Injury Guide
Read more from an online text by Dr. Glen Johnson, a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice. This popular online text for families and patients provides detailed but easy to understand descriptions of what it’s like to deal with a traumatic brain injury. He discusses coping with the effects of traumatic brain injury and the prospects for getting better.
These sections of the TBI guide discuss many serious chronic symptoms of TBI and coping strategies for each symptom.
- Problems Getting Organized
- Getting Overloaded
- Sleep Disorders
- Anger and Depression
Helpful Brain Injury Resources
- A great clearinghouse of books and other printed resources for people with brain injuries and their families.
- Check out a self-help column specifically written for brain injury patients and their families.
- BrainInjuryChat.org allows you to talk to other patients with TBI and use chat rooms and view message boards for TBI survivors and their families.
- The Brain Injury Association provides a collection of personal web sites, created by patients coping with TBI.
- This job site provides a service designed to help increase good employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Post your resume or look for a job.
- Parrot Software is a provider of software programs that assist in rehabilitating brain injured patients. This software develops skills in areas such as Memory & Attention, Reading and Word Finding, Logic and Reading, and others.
- Brain-Train Cognitive Retraining software was developed over a 20-year period in a clinical setting providing outpatient services to clients diagnosed with acquired neurological disorders. The software addresses basic cognitive skills and helps train TBI patients in the skills required to obtain a job.
- Stroke Family’s speech and word-finding software helps in-home stroke patients practice talking at home using their own computer. They have a free online demo of the program. They also have products for stroke and TBI patients’ families.
- Anatomy of a Brain Injury Lawsuit.
- CT Scans Showing Brain Damage Caused by a Surgeon.
- Brain Injury Lawsuits: Track Record of Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C.
Legal Options When Negligence Caused Your Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
Good medical care can often minimize or prevent a significant brain injury from one of these medical conditions. Or there can be other ways in which the brain injury could have been prevented. So a lawsuit can be appropriate in some circumstances, depending on what an investigation by a qualified lawyer finds.
The lawyers at Patrick Malone & Associates provide free and confidential consultations to help patients and families in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland sort out their legal options.