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Brain Damage and Brain Injury


Insightful, Caring Louisiana Attorneys for Victims of Brain Injuries

Brain damage may be apparent and quickly diagnosed after an accident — or it may require time and in-depth medical analysis. In some accident cases, head trauma is only one factor in an array of problems, and symptoms of a brain injury take time to sort out. If you have any suspicion a brain injury has occurred after an accident that you believe was caused by someone’s negligence, please contact us for caring, informed legal counsel.

At the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, law offices of Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates Injury Attorneys, we have earned credibility as advocates for brain injury victims and their families. Some of our largest recoveries for our valued clients and their families have come in brain injury cases, including:

  • A jury award of over $15.5 million for one brain injury victim — and an additional out-of-court settlement worth $1.2 million for the passenger of his vehicle — after a truck accident case involving driver inattentiveness and negligence

  • A $5.4 million jury award in East Baton Rouge Parish for a man severely injured by an explosion while performing his job duties at a manufacturing plant

  • Many other sizable recoveries for people injured under other circumstances, whether brain injuries were moderate or permanently disabling

Diligence in Case Valuation and Accounting for Anticipated Lifelong Costs


Top-quality medical diagnosis, treatment, and overall care can be essential to your claim as well as to recovering as much quality of life as possible. Our Baton Rouge brain injury lawyers have developed a network of medical professionals who can provide valuable testimony about your condition and long-term needs.


Specifically, we are familiar with many nuances of:

  • Documenting and presenting diagnoses from neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and others

  • Neuropsychological testing to measure brain function

  • MRIs, CAT scans, and medically sanctioned testing of reasoning and communication capabilities

  • Defending against an insurance company’s arguments that a brain injury is “fake-able,” or that evidence is not medically reliable

Brain injuries in Louisiana often include:

  • Concussions

  • Contusions

  • Hematoma

  • Cerebral hemorrhage

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

  • Coma

Causes of Brain Injury and What to Look For

Brain injuries are caused by a variety of sources, including illness, infection, trauma (traumatic brain injury) and loss of oxygen (anoxic brain injury). Common causes of traumatic brain injuries are automobile accidents, sports injuries and falls, and usually involve either a penetrating injury to the brain, or a closed head injury caused by a sudden violent motion causing the brain to hit against the skull or by a blow to the head.

Loss of consciousness and memory loss are often associated with severe brain injury. Other signs and symptoms of brain damage include dilated pupils, respiratory issues, convulsions, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, cerebrospinal fluid leaking from nose or ears, speech and language problems, vision issues, and emotional and behavioral changes. Brain injury can result in a long-term comatose or vegetative state, loss of use of the arms or legs, difficulty talking or communicating, and the inability to comprehend and understand. Most severe brain injuries are easily diagnosed and recognized due to the obvious nature of the injury and the consequences of the injury. Other times, the damages are more subtle. Emotional and behavioral changes following an accident, such as inappropriate mood swings or anger, decreased ability to tell right from wrong, or having to leave notes around the house to remember simple and basic every days task, can indicate a brain injury.

Call a Versatile, Experienced Louisiana Brain Damage Lawyer Who Will Focus on Your Needs

Our Louisiana brain damage attorneys’ successful track record extends across many types of accidents, including motorcycle crashesauto accidents caused by drunk driving, and other forms of recklessness, boating accidents, and construction site accidents — all of which can result in brain injuries and other life-changing outcomes. To get the caring, comprehensive legal help you need, please request a free, personal consultation today.


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