Sunday, 28 August 2016

Most Common Traumatic Brain Injuries Seen in Automobile Accidents

Dansker & Aspromonte co-established by Paul D Dansker is a New York personal injury law firm specializing in serious brain injuries; medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, municipal liability, injuries to children and more.
Here is what explanation we have for you:

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Living brain tissue is damaged by an external force or motion usually accompanied by an unconscious state, amnesia or a coma. These states of altered consciousness can last shorter (minutes, days), or longer terms (weeks, months or indefinitely). Side effects of TBIs can be physical, speech and language, cognitive and behavioral functioning impairments. Forces from an automobile accident are a common cause for traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Brain Injuries (Head Injuries) Not Categorized as TBI

•    caused by insufficient blood supply
•    malignancy
•    birth trauma
•    toxic substances
•    congenital disorders
•    disease-producing organisms
•    degenerative processes

Traumatic Brain Injuries Categorized

Different levels of TBIs are categorized depending on the severity of the brain’s impacted area(s). For example, there may be no fracturing of the skull from the blunt force impact but one or more traumatic injuries to the brain can be present.
Closed Brain Injury – no foreign object enters through the skull into the brain. A violent blow to the head or sudden, severe motion happens to the brain causing it to ‘slam’ against the skull when it makes contact with another object, for instance the dashboard or windshield of a car. Predicting side effects is not as exact as with open brain injuries, due to extensiveness is not always as definitive and clear.
Open (Penetrating) Brain Injury – a foreign object fractures, and enters through the skull into the brain injuring the brain’s tissue. Predicting disabilities from these types of direct and localized injuries are relatively more exact than in closed brain injuries.

Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A concussion occurs when movement or sudden momentum change causes an impact. The brain’s blood vessels can stretch and damage cranial nerves. For example, direct blows to the head or whiplash type injuries from a car accident.
•    most common type of TBI
•    unconsciousness (no more than 20 minutes) may occur
•    consciousness with a sense of dazed or “punch drunk” may occur
•    may or may not show up on a CAT or other diagnostic image testing
•    skull fracture may or may not be present
•    brain bleeding and/or swelling may or may not be present
•    blood clot(s) can form – can be fatal
•    diffuse axonal type injury damage can be temporary or permanent
•    healing can take a few months up to a few years

A contusion is bleeding (or a bruise) to the brain.
•    result of a direct impact to the head
•    large contusions may require surgery to remove

A Coup-Contrecoup Injury is one that has contusions to both (opposites) sides of the brain where dual impact “action” occurred.
•    blunt force trauma – more serious type of TBI
•    impact generates enough force to injure the site of impact on the opposite brain site – tearing the brain way from the skull’s opposite side

Diffuse Axonal Injury is common when the head is shaken or a strong rotation of the head occurs.
•    skull movement is rapid – brain is unmoving causing brain structure tears
•    extensive nerve tissue tears can release brain chemicals causing additional injuries
•    brain’s chemical processes and regular communication is disturbed – can cause temporary/permanent widespread damage, coma or death
•    multiple tear areas can produce a mixture of functional impairments

Severe TBI Potential Effects

Severe, non-fatal TBIs may result in extended amount of unconsciousness (coma) and/or amnesia. One year after patients hospitalized post a TBI, 43% (almost half) are reported to have a related disability. As of the year 1999, approximately 5.3 million Americans were living with TBI-related disabilities.

TBIs can potentially lead to issues ranging from short-or-long term affecting:
•    Cognitive Function – attention and memory
•    Motor Function – impaired coordination and balance, extremity weakness
•    Sensation – vision, impaired perception and touch, hearing
•    Emotion – anxiety, depression, personality changes, aggression, impulse control

The TBI-related deaths percentage (31.8%) from automobile accidents is the highest of all TBI-related deaths among all age groups. Full recovery from serious TBI from head injuries is often unachievable inflicting significant life-long consequences on victims. TBI victims may want to consider getting help from a law firm. Traumatic brain injury lawyers like Paul Dansker led Dansker & Aspromonte can possibly win a settlement, helping to alleviate the financial burden of relationship and lifestyle changes, and medical expenses.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Did a Wrongful Diagnosis Cause you or a Loved one more Injury? Paul Dansker can help

When you visit a doctor or a specialist, you are counting on them to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of whatever maladies you may be suffering from, followed by a prescribed treatment that can eliminate or reduce the symptoms of those maladies. If all goes well, you’ll be feeling better and thankful that your doctor was so knowledgeable. However, as many medical malpractice lawyers in New York have seen firsthand, the above happy scenario isn’t always what happens.

Occasionally, an inexperienced or even knowledgeable doctor or specialist can give a misdiagnosis, and prescribed treatments or a lack of the proper treatment can cause a condition to become worse, or also result in additional injury to the patient. A diagnosis that is delayed can also result in irrevocable damage to a patient. These types of situations are unfortunately more common than you might think, and when they do occur, it is recommended that you contact a personal injury attorney or malpractice attorney in NYC like Paul Dansker for help.

Paul Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is a New York personal injury law firm specializing in serious brain injuries; medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, municipal liability, injuries to children and more. It has represented thousands of clients and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for them over the last 30 years.

As a patient, you have certain rights, and if the rights are violated, abused, or ignored, you have the right to compensation. A misdiagnosis can be the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, specialist or medical facility, and an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Paul Dansker & Aspromonte can help ensure that you receive just compensation for any additional injury sustained, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages caused by the missed or delayed diagnosis. Don’t let a doctor or medical facility tell you otherwise —contact our attorney today (212) 732-2929 and learn about your rights.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Is a bone fracture worth suing for? Paul Dansker says a small fracture can be a big deal.

Bone fractures are a very common injury suffered by hundreds of thousands each day. A number of accidents can easily cause a bone fracture, from a slip and fall to an automobile accident to simply stubbing your toe on a piece of furniture. Sometimes a bone fracture is simply our own fault, but other times it may be due to another person’s negligence or an unsafe public environment. In such cases, it is always wise to speak with a NYC Bone Fracture Attorney, because even a simple bone fracture could become a much larger, life-altering injury.

There are many different types of fractures. Paul Dansker Bone Fracture Attorneys in NY often see what first appears to be a small, easily treatable fracture fails to heal properly. Other times, there may be undetected nerve or muscle damage as well. That’s why Mr. Paul Dansker believes that you should always attempt to prove negligence if negligence exists, because there is no reason you should be required to pay for your medical bills if the injury was someone else’s fault, especially if the injury results in more severe damages.

If the injury occurred on someone else’s property or a public establishment such as a gym or restaurant, or was the result of other circumstances, such as a car accident, then you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. Contact Paul Dansker led personal injury attorney Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to discuss the details of your injury, and learn more about your rights and whether or not you have a viable case worth pursuing.

At Dansker & Aspromonte, our New York attorneys have extensive experience handling broken bone injury claims and can help you pursue maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-510-9695 to speak with an experienced New York City broken bone injury lawyer.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

What to Do After a House Fire? Ask Paul Dansker

Paul Dansker is one of the most trusted names in personal injury and accident litigation in New York. With nearly four decades of personal injury experience and an impressive track record, it is no surprise that Mr. Dansker is the accident attorney that so many injured plaintiffs choose to represent them in their quest for justice.  His commitment to treating every client like family to get the compensation that they deserve has earned his practice a far-reaching reputation for excellence.

Here is what his experience is stating...

Experiencing a house fire is a traumatic experience. After dealing with the devastation there may be unexpected snafus, in order to make the transition and recovery period as easy as possible it is important to understand the immediate things to do after a house fire, and details related to property damage or personal injury.

Weather the fire was in an apartment, single family home, or multiple family home you may find that other than the building being ruined, many of your personal belongings will be damaged by fire, smoke, or the water used to put the fire out. There may even be holes in the wall where fire fighters cut to try and find the source of the fire, and to make sure the blaze is completely out. It is imperative to ask when it is safe to enter a property after a fire or to recognize that the building is not safe and you may never be able to enter again. You must consider your health and safety even after the fire is out, as the damage inside the unit may make you extremely sick upon entry.

You need to obtain a fire report, and secure your property as well to avoid looting or theft or tampering with evidence. The fire report is a public document and is easily obtained through the local fire marshal. After a fire it is important to know who to call, you should contact your family to let them know you are safe and also your insurance provider. You may even need to contact NYC burn injury attorneys or burn injury lawyers. A big mistake people make is assuming that insurance providers or lawyers will contact you, this is the number one thing that you have to do on your own.

Contacting an insurance agent will let you know what to do with the immediate needs of your home. The company may ask you to make a list of everything that was damaged by the fire in detail and explain how much you spent on the items. Remember to keep all receipts in the aftermath and cleanup process as many times insurance can reimburse or help you with certain processes. Normally it will take between 30-60 days to settle with an insurance company about personal injury or related property damage. Follow your gut and get multiple estimates from third party companies if you feel you need help or are being inadequately compensated. No matter how any kind of property or personal injury occurred you may be eligible for compensation, this is important to keep in mind when deciding whether or not you need NYC burn injury attorneys or burn injury lawyers. Getting help for you and your family is essential regardless if it is through therapy, or a legal company. Handling the aftermath of devastation properly is key to securing a happy future afterwards.

Mr. Paul Dansker co-established the law firm of Dansker & Aspromonte with Salvatore Aspromonte in April 1989 at 30 Vesey Street, on the edge of the World Trade Center site in Manhattan. At Dansker & Aspromonte, our personal injury lawyers have significant experience handling fire injury claims for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Whether you have suffered a serious burn injury in a fire, or have lost a loved one in a fatal fire accident, our New York injury attorneys are here to stand up for your rights.

New York Fire Injury Claims
Fire and smoke inhalation injuries can result from a wide range of circumstances. Common causes of fire accidents include:
Faulty electric wiring
Flammable carpets, drapes and furnishings
Faulty or inadequate smoke detectors
Dangerous heaters and other appliances

Contact today online or by telephone at 800-510-9695 to speak with an experienced New York City burn injury lawyer.
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