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Returning to Work After Suffering a Brain Injury

By Butler Prather LLP on July 7, 2021

Workers in Georgia and throughout the United States can suffer from traumatic brain injuries as a result of an on-the-job accident. There are those employed in various industries that face higher risks of sustaining these injuries, whether from a slip and fall accident or from falling objects striking them on the head. From relatively mild concussions to moderate or severe brain injuries, workers have to understand that these types of injuries can lead to serious, long-term consequences. Depending on how severe brain injury is and the effectiveness of medical treatment, an employee may or may not be able to return…

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Will the Settlement Offer Cover the Long-Term Cost of Paralysis?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 5, 2021

Paralysis can be caused by various types of injuries, and it sometimes occurs due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or business. Some of the most common causes of paralysis include vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, medical mistakes, near-drowning incidents, and more. In these situations, injury victims should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, will a settlement cover the long-term costs of paralysis? Here, we want to discuss how settlements work in these cases, as well as the importance of working with a skilled attorney who can help recover maximum compensation. The Lifetime Costs of…

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What is Brain Herniation?

By Butler Prather LLP on November 21, 2019

Our brains are the control centers of our bodies, and a brain injury can lead to lifelong disabilities or death. One of the most serious injuries that can happen to the brain is brain herniation, also called hydrocephalus. This is commonly referred to as “water on the brain” and, if not treated immediately, is often fatal. Understanding cerebrospinal fluid Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced by specialized cells in the brain. This fluid plays a vital role in cushioning the brain and spinal cord. It acts as a shock absorber and support system for the central nervous system. The CSF: Helps…

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How Do I Know If I Have a Concussion?

By Butler Prather LLP on March 12, 2019

Concussions are the most common type of brain injuries. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can arise due to external trauma to the skull. Any bump or blow to the head in an auto accident, slip and fall, sports impact, or other situation could cause a concussion. The symptoms and prognosis for recovery after suffering a concussion will depend on the severity of the injury; however, most victims with concussions fully recover over time. See a doctor about a potential concussion the day you start noticing symptoms. The Uniqueness of Each Brain Injury Finding out whether you have…

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How Do I Know If a Head Injury Is Severe?

By Butler Prather LLP on January 18, 2019

Head injuries can be a major cause of concern. Serious trauma can lead to internal bleeding, coma, brain damage, and even death if left untreated. The majority of head injuries are not serious and require minimal medical treatment. However, a head injury can quickly turn into a serious medical emergency if left untreated. Knowing the signs of a severe head injury can help you avoid severe complications. What is a Head Injury? Medical professionals define “head injury” as any trauma to the brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries range in severity from a small bump to traumatic, severe, and life-altering…

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