Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are often “invisible” illnesses. They can be difficult to diagnose; not only are the physical effects often undetectable on a CT or MRI scan, but the behavioural symptoms are often subtle. The person whose cognition, memory and personality have been changed from a brain injury may be unaware of the injury’s impact. An injured person’s close friends and family may not recognize the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) until sometime after the injury occurs.Following diagnosis, intervention and treatment are important to the life of the injured person. Without this medical care and attention, he or she is unlikely to have well-being restored to where it should be. For many people facing the challenge of a brain injury, emotional, medical and financial support is required. This often means receiving appropriate insurance benefits so time and resources can be devoted to recovery.

Hope For Those Living With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Clonfero Law Firm is a place of hope and advocacy for everyday people living with illness. René Clonfero, our founder, has been a personal injury lawyer for 19 years. Our firm is dedicated to helping people receive the foundation they need to overcome serious medical challenges; we do this by levelling the playing field with insurers. When our clients need long-term disability benefits, compensation for negligence or an informed representative to be their voice, we are there.

Symptoms Of Brain Injury

TBI results from an impact to the head, such as a sports-related concussion, car crash or other accident. Brain injuries are categorized on a scale that includes mild, moderate and severe. Among the symptoms common to all brain injuries are:

  • Memory problems
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability

In addition, moderate to severe TBI has symptoms such as:

  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness or agitation

It is important that medical professionals are aware of these symptoms, if you or a loved one is experiencing them. If you need legal guidance following an accident or injury, contact our firm to see how we can help.

Contact Us

Restoring our clients’ peace of mind is central to our work as lawyers. In Toronto, our brain injury team may be contacted by calling us at 416-703-2077 in Toronto or 1-888-215-5319  toll free in Ontario. You are also welcome to send us an email.