Dr. Greg Vigna is a physician and a serious injury lawyer who can help you recover if you have a head, neck or spinal cord injury from an assault With extensive medical experience managing rehabilitation from head injury, broken bones, spinal cord trauma and soft tissue injuries including eye damage, Dr. Vigna is the catastrophic injury attorney who can help you get better and plan for life-long needs.
Head and Neck Injuries
The head is often injured during an assault. A blow to the head and face causes the brain to forcefully impact the inside of the skull. This impact causes bleeding and swelling of the brain, which puts pressure on the tissues. Since the brain is contained inside the skull, there is nowhere for the swelling to go. As brain tissues push against the skull, it’s more difficult for blood and oxygen to reach the tissues. This in turn causes cellular damage and a number of changes to how the brain functions that researchers are still learning about.
The symptoms that develop after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) depend on how much the brain was damaged, and which part of the brain was affected. Common symptoms include confusion, depression, feeling like you’re on an emotional roller coaster, difficulty concentrating, impulsive behaviors and difficulty making decisions, to name a few. Traumatic brain injury requires care from specialists who understand the complex nature of this injury.
In addition to the brain being damaged, the neck, spinal cord and soft tissues of the face may also be injured. A blow to the back of the head can cause a flexion injury in the neck, which if severe enough can damage the spinal cord and result in permanent paralysis. A blow to the front or sides of the head can cause a hyperextension or rotation injury.
Your Serious Injury Lawyer
Dr. Greg Vigna can help you understand what kind of long-term effects your injury will have on your ability to work, engage in normal activities and live a functional and pain free life. As a rehabilitation doctor and catastrophic injury attorney who is also a certified lifecare planner, Dr. Vigna’s goals are for you to receive the most successful medical results from your treatments, with the maximum compensation for your injuries, so your life-time needs are taken care of. He has experience in wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, car accidents, trucking accidents, and construction injury. If you need a catastrophic personal injury lawyer, contact us today.