Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer
Representing Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we make it our job to handle your most critical issues. When your future is on the line, our attorneys can step in to ensure that justice is served and you receive fair compensation. Injuries to the brain are among the most devastating types of injuries. In many cases, people are never the same after accidents resulting in brain damage. If you or a loved one was wrongfully injured, we invite you to contact the Chicago brain injury attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. today to see how we may be able to help you.
Overall, our firm has recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements – that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor.
Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
Brain injuries can be the result of medical malpractice. We once handled a medical malpractice/brain injury case in which the hospital failed to properly administer oxygen or intubate and give oxygen to a 54-year-old woman. The lack of oxygen resulted in permanent brain damage, and we were able to secure a $55.4 million verdict – the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Illinois.
Brain injuries are also a common result of medical negligence during labor or delivery. Lack of oxygen (hypoxia) can cause infant brain damage, leading to conditions like cerebral palsy.
Brain Injuries Caused by Trauma
Brain injuries can also be caused by blunt force trauma to the head. This is common in motor vehicle accidents and on-the-job accidents in particular. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States is falls, comprising 28% of all accidents. Motor vehicles comprise about 20% of all TBIs.
Suing Over Brain Damage
If you or someone you love sustained any degree of brain damage as a result of an act of negligence, wrongdoing, or strict liability, you may be able to file a claim. Some examples of cases where an injury lawsuit may be appropriate include:
- Victim sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver
- Infant child sustained brain damage during delivery
- Construction worker hit in the head by a falling object
If you believe that you may have cause for a brain injury claim, we invite you to contact an attorney at our firm today. Based in Chicago and serving individuals throughout the state of Illinois, Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. is here to advocate for victims. Initial consultations are free and there is no fee unless we win.