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Open head injuries, otherwise known as perforating head injury, warrant considerable concern, both in the short and long term prognosis. Generally, such grievous injuries come as a result of someone’s gross negligence or disregard. If you’ve suffered a head injury, and believe someone else is to blame, give the experienced Jacksonville brain injury attorneys at Farah & Farah a call. For over three decades our firm has been fighting for those who need it most and believe strongly in a victim’s right to pursue remuneration in a court of law. Our number is 877-245-6707 or submit your information on our contact form today.

Complication and Compensation

Unfortunately, cases involving open head injury are far more common than some could imagine. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, approximately 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury occur each year. As if those numbers aren’t enough, nearly 60% or more of these injuries are a direct result of some type of car accident. In the United States alone there are over five million people living with permanent disability due to a brain injury. Some of the complications and permanent issues that head trauma victims must contend with include:

Infection – Open head injury is a fearsome wound simply because it exposes the brain to the outside air, letting in a variety of bacteria and potential infections. Membranes surrounding the area of the brain and spinal column are quite susceptible to attack from diseases like meningitis. Often the swelling created must be treated with powerful antibiotics.

Dementia / Brain Damage – Depending on a wide range of variables, a perforating head injury can leave the victim with or without long-term brain damage. The more significant the perforation or wound the greater odds at seriously impaired cognitive abilities. This damage can range from physical limitation to higher functions that deal with identity and emotion.

Long Term Medical Care – Even in the most manageable cases, open head wounds leave victims with a number of necessary follow-ups and continued medical treatment. On the other end of the spectrum, those suffering with severe open head wounds could be permanently disabled, requiring round-the-clock attention. Additional appointments and procedures range from physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, preventative care, mental health treatment and a potentially on-call medical professional.

Make no mistake – if you or a loved one has suffered an open head injury as a result of recklessness on the part of someone else, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering. The aforementioned complications can rapidly add up and a family’s insurance as well as their life savings can all but vanish in a few short weeks. Don’t let this happen to you. The experienced team of Jacksonville open head injury lawyers at Farah & Farah can help recover the damages you are owed and shield your family during such an ordeal. You are welcome to a free and informative consultation with one of our intake specialists, by calling 877-245-6707.