Accidents involving brain injuries are often discussed on this site, as such injuries often lead to temporary as well as permanent impairments. They can occur in a broad range of accidents.
Some brain injuries have short-term impacts. For example, mild concussions can have short-term symptoms that subside with time. However, even in these instances, the long-term impact on health is unclear, and many believe that numerous mild concussions can have significant long-term health implications.
For severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that aren’t fatal, some injuries can lead to permanent impairments. In such instances, significant amounts of medical treatment, including various types of rehabilitation, may be required. Since medical treatment for traumatic brain injuries is often costly and can have other adverse financial impacts (such as lost wages due to an inability to work) personal injury lawsuits are often filed if the accident was the fault of another person or party.
In some instances, accidents involving brain injuries lead to death. Such is the case involving two recent Chicago incidents in which people fell and struck their heads.
The first accident occurred on Monday (June 11, 2018) near the Wrigley Building. This accident is further discussed in the June 12, 2018 Daily Southtown article titled “18-year-old Burbank man dies in fall from walkway near Wrigley Building.” In this accident a man fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and hit his head.
The second accident occurred on Tuesday (June 12, 2018) afternoon at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart. In this accident (further discussed in the June 13, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Florida woman dies in fall from swing at NeoCon Show in Merchandise Mart” a woman (Jacqueline E. Albertine, 57) fell from a swing and hit her head.
An excerpt from the article:
Albertine, of Miami Beach, Florida struck her head and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. An autopsy Wednesday found she died of blunt force head trauma and her death was ruled an accident.
Additional details regarding accidents involving brain injuries can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.
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