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by Jeff Rasansky - June 28, 2017
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Has a loved one recently suffered a cranial nerve injury?

When a severe brain injury occurs, it can lead to a number of serious complications. The more severe the injury is, the higher the risk is of more severe complications, which can result in the need for long-term medical care.

Moderate to severe brain injuries, including injuries to the cranial nerve, often require various types of extensive medical treatment, including rehabilitation and assistive services often costing a great deal of money.

If your loved one’s brain injury was the result of a workplace accident, a car accident, or someone else’s negligence in general, our job is to go after those liable and recover the monetary compensation your family will need moving forward. Even if you’re not sure if you have a case or not, we’re happy to review the facts of your situation free of charge.

Call us at 1-877-405-4313 or email us using the contact form on this page for a free consultation.

Brain injuries involving the cranial nerve.

There are a number of problems related to cranial brain injuries. Different patients will suffer from different types of complications. Some of the things you might see include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Fluid buildup
  • Infections in the brain
  • Cognitive problems
  • Changes in behavior
  • Emotional changes
  • Sensory problems
  • Problems with executive functioning abilities
  • Communication problems
  • Damages to the nerves

Such injuries can result in long-term or permanent changes to a person’s conscious state or responsiveness. Some of the different states of consciousness can include the following:

  • Coma. A person who is in a coma is in a state of unconsciousness and cannot be awakened. A comatose person is unable to normally respond to any type of stimulus (e.g., pain, light, sound), and does not initiate voluntary actions. An injury to the reticular activating system (RAS) in the brainstem is sufficient to cause a coma. The injured person may emerge from the coma after the passage of a few days to a few weeks, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Vegetative State. When widespread damage occurs to the brain, the injured party can enter into a vegetative state. Even though the injured party has no awareness of his or her surroundings, it is still possible for the eyes to open, the person to make sounds, move, and even respond to reflexes.
  • Locked-in Syndrome. An individual in a “locked in” state is completely aware of his/her surroundings and is “awake,” but unable to utter any words or make any movements. The individual might be able to communicate through the use of eye movements such as blinking. A person who suffers from this type of consciousness has suffered injury only to the lower brain and brainstem. It doesn’t usually occur due to trauma, but occurs more often because of a stroke in that particular area of the brain.
  • Brain Death. When the brain and brainstem show no measurable activity, it is referred to as brain death. For a person who has been declared brain-dead, the removal of any breathing devices will lead to the cessation of the breathing process. Brain death is not considered something from which a person can recover.

Negligence and liability.

If you have reason to believe that another person’s negligence contributed to or caused your loved one to suffer a cranial nerve brain injury, we urge you to call us for a free consultation into your family’s potential legal options.

Those who have suffered from cranial nerve brain injuries need long-term help, and paying for treatment can be difficult-to-impossible for many families. If it can be shown that another person (or company) is liable for the injury, we may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for 100% of your family’s related losses, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, a reduced earning capacity, and more.

Speak With a Texas Brain Injury Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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