Trusted Chicago Brain Injury Attorneys
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.7 million people will sustain a traumatic brain injury annually in falls, motor vehicle accidents, and other instances of head trauma. When a brain injury is caused by the negligent act of another person or company, it is critical to contact an attorney with substantial experience in such matters.
At Passen & Powell, we have over 30 years of experience handling sophisticated brain injury cases in the Chicago area, as well as nationwide. We understand the complex medical issues involved in traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, and we consult with the most qualified medical specialists (neurologists, neuropsychologists, surgeons, rehab specialists, and others) to assist with understanding the nature and extent of brain damage and impairment.
Immediately upon accepting such a case, we will begin a thorough factual, legal and medical investigation into the underlying incident and resulting brain injuries.
Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur with any head injury when an external force or object jolts or impacts the head damaging the brain. The resulting primary damage (at the time of impact) to one or more areas of the brain can range from mild to severe, and cause temporary or permanent physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and/or behavioral effects or impairment. TBI can also cause secondary injury (damage that evolves over time), including brain swelling, epilepsy, hematoma, psychological and cardiac changes.
Non-traumatic brain injuries can result from a wide array of afflictions, such as infections, degenerative diseases and poisoning. Unlike TBI with localized damage, non-traumatic brain injuries can radiate throughout the brain.
Common causes of non-traumatic brain injury include:
- Oxygen deprivation (including hypoxic-anoxic birth injury)
- Infection (meningitis, encephalitis)
- Degenerative disease (stroke, heart attack)
- Poisoning (toxic chemicals, drug abuse, kidney failure)
Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries can require substantial medical treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care, creating a host of financial and emotional stresses.
If you suspect that you or your loved one’s brain injury was caused by negligence, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer with the experience, resources, and passion for representing clients suffering from brain injuries.
Excellent Reputation and Proven Success
Passen & Powell has achieved substantial verdicts and settlements for families in brain injury cases. As an example, Stephen Passen represented a 9-year-old boy who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when a TV fell on his head in an unsupervised private school in Chicago. The case went all the way to trial, and a jury returned a $19.1 million verdict in favor of our client and his family.
We are currently representing several clients who have suffered TBIs of varying severity caused by the negligence of others in motor vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle) crashes, on construction sites, due to defective products, and due to unsafe premises.
Our reputation and record as seasoned trial lawyers gives us leverage in negotiating settlements, but we will not hesitate to go to court for you.
Call to Discuss a Potential Brain Injury Case
At Passen & Powell, we are advocates for our clients. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality representation to you with the utmost respect. After a case is accepted, we devote our full attention and resources to preparing for the case retaining the most qualified and professional experts to consult with on our client’s behalf.
If you have a question or concern regarding a negligent brain injury case, please call us at (312) 527-4500 for a free legal consultation.