Brain Injury Wrongful Death in San Francisco
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) reports that approximately 50,000 people die from head injury each year. In fact, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in people ages one to 44.
At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our brain injury attorneys represent families that have lost loved ones to TBI. Our attorneys understand that losing a family member to wrongful death causes numerous problems simultaneously. As you are struggling with grief and wondering what your future will be like, you must also consider the financial aspects of wrongful death. We will help you through this difficult ordeal. Please call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who handles brain injury wrongful death claims in San Francisco.
TBI and Wrongful Death
Most families need an attorney’s help to address the financial concerns associated with wrongful death. With our experience, we know what questions to ask you to ensure you receive adequate compensation for past medical bills, future lost earnings of the victim, loss of consortium and additional expenses, including funeral costs. Working with economic experts, we will calculate the amount of compensation your family needs.
A brain injury can be fatal immediately or can lead to death after months. Failure to diagnose TBI is also a problem because it means that the patient does not receive critical treatment in time. TBI patients need careful monitoring and follow-up care to recover.
Some of the most dangerous complications of TBI include:
- Brain swelling
- Intracranial infection
- Blood pressure changes
- Hematoma (brain bleed)
- Respiratory failure
- Organ failure
These complications, alone or in combination, can cause wrongful death. Suffering a TBI can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other age-related brain disorders. These disorders can be fatal.
Legal Options After a Wrongful Death from a Brain Injury in San Francisco
Losing a loved one is always difficult. However, if your loved one passed away due to a brain injury, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim in San Francisco. Whenever you feel ready, reach out to an attorney for help.