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Brain Injuries


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There are various types of brain injury, caused by a variety of factors, including brain injury that occurs prior to birth (prenatal) or during birth, and acquired brain injury which occurs after birth due to outside causes, which may be non-traumatic brain injury or traumatic brain injury.

Birth Injury/Brain Damage

As a result of insufficient oxygen to the baby’s brain due to premature separation of the placenta, umbilical cord prolapse, prolonged labor or contractions that are too strong, brain damage often occurs during birth. Failure to diagnose the need for a Caesarian or delay in performing one can result in this type of brain damage.

Non-traumatic Brain Injury

Non-traumatic brain injury is caused by outside factors such as a stroke, brain tumors, infection, poisoning, lack of oxygen in the blood (hypoxia) or a shortage of blood supply (ischemia). Incorrect diagnosis, wrong medical treatment, failure to diagnose and any number of other medical factors may contribute to such outside factors, resulting in brain injury.

TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is a specific type of injury that involves an impact such as a blow to the head or violent movement that jars the brain. Any powerful motion that results in the brain crushing against the skull can bruise or tear brain tissue and causes bleeding, which can further damage the brain by building up pressure.

Incidents Causing TBI

Car accidents, firearms and falls (in that order) are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury.

With traumatic brain injury an MRI or CT scan may not detect the brain damage that occurred. The only clues may be symptoms the person experiences after the injury.

TBI Disabilities

Symptoms or disabilities may result from TBI and include diminishing capabilities in the following areas:


  • Concentration
  • Abstract thinking
  • Word comprehension
  • Ability to reason
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
  • Speech
  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Learning ability
  • Ability to walk
  • Physical Movement

Cerebral palsy and other brain damage that occurs at birth may not readily be observable and only noticed by parents later on when the child is not developing normally.

Any of the types of brain injury listed above may be caused through the fault of another, whether as a result of negligence, a wrongful act or medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a loved one may have suffered serious brain injury caused by someone else, the Law Offices of Morgan Adams have injury lawyers ready to help evaluate your situation. Call our law firm at (423) 265-2020 or (866) 580-4878, or click here to email us.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Network

The following is a list of lawyers throughout the country who have undertaken advanced studies in the recognition, presentation, and litigation (if necessary) of various traumatic brain injuries to include: mild traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, brain injury, seizure disorders, concussions and the sequelae (conditions which result) from these disorders. These include but are not limited to neurological deficits, cognitive deficits, behavioral changes and psychological difficulties. In many cases there are overlaps between these problems. The challenge is always to determine which deficits are related to head trauma and which are related to other causes.

In the case of each of the individuals mentioned below, there has been a demonstrated level of competence such that I feel comfortable listing the individual as a lawyer you should strongly consider using for a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury. My firm has no fee arrangement with these lawyers. They are listed because I think these are good lawyers, who know this area of the law as well, or better, than anyone else in their respective states, with extensive specialized continuing legal education on handling traumatic brain injuries. If you do decide to use one of these lawyers please feel free to say you saw their name on my website and feel free to mention my name, Morgan Adams from Tennessee, to explain your contact. Should you wish, our firm does travel throughout the country assisting other lawyers in handling significant cases. Finally, until you have signed a written fee agreement with The Law Offices of Morgan Adams, we assume no responsibility for your representation.

CALIFORNIA

David L. Goldin, APC
945 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, Ca. 92101
(619) 235-6344
(619) 236-7474 (Fax)
goldin@lawinfo.com
www.headlaw.com

Randall H. Scarlett
Scarlett Law Group
536 Pacific Avenue
Barbary Coast Building
San Francisco, CA  94133
1-800-352-6264
1-415-352-6264
1-415-352-6265 (fax)
www.scarlettlawgroup.com
rscarlett@scarlettlawgroup.com

CONNECTICUT

Stewart M. Casper
Casper & de Toledo LLC
1458 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905-4714
(203) 325-8600
(866) 363-0108(Toll Free)
(203) 323-5970 (Fax)
www.casperdetoledo.com
http://www.casperdetoledo.com/CM/LP/Brain-Injury-Additional.asp  
scasper@cadetlaw.com

FLORIDA

Dianne Weaver
Harrell & Johnson, P.A.
4735 Sunbeam Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 296-9400
(904) 296-7701
www.harrellandjohnson.com
dweaver@harrellandharrell.com

Dorothy Clay Sims
Sims, Amat, Stakenborg & Henry, P.A.
P.O.Box 3188
Ocala, Florida 34478
Tel (352)629-0480
Fax (352)629-1496
http://www.ocalaw.com
RAP@Ocalaw.com
DCS@ocalaw.com

GEORGIA

Thomas W. Malone
Adam Malone
Thomas Wilson Malone, P.C.
Two Ravinja Dr., Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30346
(707) 390-7550
(770) 390-7560 (Fax)
http://www.malonelaw.com
tommym@malonelaw.com
adamm@malonelaw.com

ILLINOIS

Donald J. Nolan
Nolan Law Group
20 North Clark Street
30th Floor
Chicago, IL. 60602
(888) 630-9340
(312) 630-4000
(312) 630-4011 (Fax)
www.nolan-law.com  

INDIANA

Thomas C. Doehrman
Doehrman Chamberlain
10333 N. Meridian Street
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46290
(317) 844-9999
(317) 844-9977 (Fax)
www.tortslaw.com/ 
tcd@tbilawyer.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Kenneth I. Kolpan
175 Federal Street, Suite 1425
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 426-2558
(617) 426-7972 (Fax)

http://www.kolpan.com/index.html
ken@kolpan.com

Michigan

Steven M. Gursten
Attorney at Law
Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC
30101 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Ph:(800) 968-­1001
Fax: (248) 353-­4504

sgursten@gurstenlaw.com
www.michiganautolaw.com
Comment on my blog: www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog

Law Offices in Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor
Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights

NEBRASKA

Herbert Friedman
Friedman Law Offices
3800 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 476-1093
(402) 476-8364 (Fax) 
http://www.friedmanlaw.com
hfriedman@friedmanlaw.com

NEVADA

Tim Titolo
Titolo Law Office
10100 W. Charleston Blvd.
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702)  869-5100
(702) 869-5111 (Fax)
www.titololawoffice.com
tim@titololawoffice.com.

NORTH CAROLINA

Charles G. Monnett III
Charles G. Monnett III & Associates
200 Queens Road, Suite 300
Post Office Box 37206
Charlotte, NC  28237
(704) 376-1911
(704) 376-1921 (Fax)
(800) 977-3077 (Toll Free)
www.carolinalaw.com
cmonnett@carolinalaw.com

OHIO

Dale K. Perdue
Clark, Perdue, Arnold & Scott
471 East Broad Street
Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-3853
(800) 647-7003
(614) 469-0900
www.cpaslaw.com
dperdue@cpaslaw.com

RHODE ISLAND

Robert T. Karns
Karns Law Group

6 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842 (Newport area)
(401) 841-5300
(401) 846-5999 (Fax)

199 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903 (Providence area)
(401) 831-3620
(401) 846-5999 (Fax)

www.karnslaw.com
karnslaw@aol.com 

Tennessee

Morgan G. Adams

Law Offices of Morgan Adams
The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 265-2020
(866) 580- 4878 (Toll Free)
423-265-2025 (Fax)

www.TennesseeAccidentLaw.com
Adams@TennesseeAccidentLaw.com

Virginia

Irvin V. Cantor

Cantor Arkema, P.C.
P.O. Box 561
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0561
(804)358-3804
(804)358-2571 (Fax)

icantor@cantorarkema.com
www.cantorarkema.com

Peter S. Everett
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
4020 University Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22033
1-866-878-2552
1-703-691-1235
1-703-691-3913 (fax)

www.virginia-trucking-litigation-group.com
www.virginia-personal-injury-lawyers.com
www.bklawva.com
PEverett@bklawva.com
RStoney@bklawva.com

The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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