Every year, many Pittsburgh car and truck accidents lead to severe injuries and even death. Some of the most serious injuries involve traumatic injury to the brain. When an accident occurs, drivers and passengers may suffer from a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury typically occurs when a person's head violently strikes an object or when an object penetrates the cranium and enters the brain tissue.
The recent incident in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where two young children were tragically killed when a large piece of furniture fell over on them highlights the dangers of many seemingly safe household products. Our office is quite aware of this type of danger from the well known defective product case we handled a few years ago against Target corporation where a young 18-month-old girl was strangled and suffered significant brain damage when the lid of a wicker trunk collapsed and trapped her neck.
There are very few injuries that are more frightening than those to the brain. The brain can be resilient and recover after even some of the worst injuries, or something as minor as a concussion can drastically alter a person's personality, mood and behavior for life. And how do physicians determine how to treat or even what kind of traumatic brain injury an individual has suffered? Mostly by waiting to see what kind of damage has been done.