When a little girl was rushed to the hospital after suffering injuries at a Missouri nursing home, her family could not believe that her injuries happened because of a fall. That is what the nursing home staff told her had happened. The 3-year-old girl was treated for head injuries and facial swelling. She also needed stitches. When they finally discovered what happened, that a member of the staff had thrown her, they were furious.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we do not stand for this type of behavior and want to help you hold abusers responsible for their actions. When you need a brain injury lawyer in Kansas City MO, call us today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
When the little 3-year-old girl was taken back to the hospital for an infection a few days later, they began to wonder what really happened. When they requested to see the footage of the room where she was hurt, they quickly learned that it was more than a fall. The surveillance video showed a daycare worker walk up to the girl, grabbed her by the arm, and throw her across the room.
The family, upon learning the extent of what happened, ordered an MRI to rule out possible brain damage. We know that classifying what a brain injury actually is can be difficult. There are varying levels of TBIs, ranging from minor to major.
- Even minor TBIs can become major if they are not treated properly.
Concussions are the most common form of TBI and there are around 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the US. In the case above, the girl could have easily suffered from a concussion.
When dealing with concussions, whether from sports incidents or other accidents, parents and school staff need to be aware of the signs and symptoms and seek medical treatment if the injury is severe enough. If a coach allows a kid to return to play before they are fully healed, then a concussion can turn into a major TBI upon successive hits.
We know that there are more than 5.3 million people are living with disabilities caused by TBIs. Some of the causes of these injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Firearms incidents
- Sports incidents
- Falls and falling objects
- and other Violence
The effects of these injuries can be temporary or long-term, depending on the severity and course of treatment.
What We Can Do
It is never okay to abuse a child. They are much more vulnerable and susceptible to brain injuries and the story above shows us just how vigilant parents need to be. However, brain injuries can happen to anyone when others are negligent or careless. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we are here to help when you need a Kansas City brain injury attorney. We will work to secure compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering damages. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.