brain injury lawyer
Attorney Serving Cincinnati, Mason, Hamilton & Nearby Areas in Ohio
Proving the effects of an isolated concussion, especially where there were no findings on MRI or CT scan can be a challenge. Even proof of repeated concussions and the connection to long term symptoms can be problematical as the recent settlement by the NFL and injured players implies.
A medical negligence case in Ohio resulted in a verdict for an injured young boy against a doctor. What was surprising was that neither side argued the basis of the jury's verdict. I know both lawyers well and they are super lawyers. But sometimes the jury sees things differently and makes their decision based on facts that neither attorney argued. As long as there is evidence to support the jury's theory of the case then the verdict should stand.
As a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer I have had clients with traumatic brain injury. Some had mild concussions with short lived symptoms while others had permanent problems. This morning's Cincinnati Enquirer caught my attention. It reported on Cincinnati Red Zack Cozart getting hit in the head with a baseball. John Frey wrote in his story that, "Cozart was given the SCAT2 test at the ballbark. He passed it and did not get a CT scan. " Cozart's symptoms were ringing in the ears andheadache.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fault of another you may be confronted by certain defense tactics. Here is a list of some potential defenses: