Diffuse Axonal Injury Lawyers
Brain injuries can destroy the lives of both injury victims and their families. Some brain injuries, such as concussions or other mild forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), will heal over time, allowing injury victims to return to their normal lives after receiving treatment. Other forms of injury rarely allow for happy endings for victims. Diffuse axonal injury, or DAI, is one of these often-life-ending forms of TBI.
Victims of DAI may have a right to seek money damages for their injuries to help them afford the costs of care, or as wrongful death compensation for their bereaved family members. If you or someone you love has suffered a diffuse axonal brain injury in New York, learn more about your right to damages by contacting the experienced Hudson Valley brain injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation after your accident.
What is a diffuse axonal injury?
You may think of TBIs as the result of a victim suffering a serious blow to the head. DAIs are instead the result of the brain being, essentially, shaken back and forth within the skull at a high rate of speed. The brain tissue suffers shearing damage, often in a widely-dispersed (“diffuse”) area of the brain. This shearing damage can result in the death of brain cells and the swelling of brain tissue, which can cut off blood flow and result in additional cell death. The effects of a DAI vary depending on the areas of the brain where the damage occurred, which doctors may be able to identify through the use of an MRI, EEG, or CT scan.
Diffuse axonal injuries often result from:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Car accidents
- Fall accidents, such as ladder falls or scaffolding falls
- Sports injuries
Treating a DAI requires a substantial financial commitment
Sadly, diffuse axonal injuries are deadly in the majority of cases. When victims do survive their injuries, complete recovery from a DAI is uncommon. Doctors are often unable to predict the extent to which an individual patient will recover from a DAI, and understanding the full extent of permanent damage often takes months or years. During this time, victims will incur tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and rehabilitation expenses, as well as costs related to home health care aides, lost wages for themselves and caretaking family members, and medical equipment.
It is for this reason that diffuse axonal injury victims need aggressive legal help when pursuing a claim for damages. The seasoned and trial-ready Kingston brain injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have fought on behalf of countless Hudson Valley accident victims for multiple generations. Our attorneys can provide detailed expert testimony to convince a judge or jury of the funds that these brain injury victims will need over the course of their lives for medical care, rehabilitation, and in-home assistance. We’re also prepared to fight for the amount of damages victims are owed for the lost ability to enjoy life as they did prior to an accident, as well as their loss in lifetime earnings. Contact Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP as soon as possible to begin the process of getting the money damages you deserve after suffering a diffuse axonal injury.
Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury Help Available
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a diffuse axonal injury in New York, contact the effective professional, and dedicated Hudson Valley brain injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation on your case in Marlboro at 845-236-4411, or in Kingston at 845-331-4100.