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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Brain Stem Injuries Deserve Fierce Representation

The brain stem (base of the brain) is located near bony protrusions that make it vulnerable to damage during trauma. The brain stem serves to provide the individual with basic attention, arousal and consciousness. The brain stem connects the brain to the body and performs basic survival functions such as breathing and maintaining heart rate.

Brain Injury

When trauma causes brain swelling, fluid pushes up against the skull and can cause the brain to push down on the brain stem. This compression of the brain stem can damage the part of the brain that is responsible for consciousness.

Signs and symptoms associated with a brain stem injury include:

  • Altered heart rate
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Abnormal breathing patterns
  • Inability to control movement
  • Inability to cough or gag
  • Abnormal sleeping patterns

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Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

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People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

Brain

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When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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