Denver Brain Injury Attorney
Serious Representation for Serious Injuries.
A traumatic brain injury is the most complicated and complex injury to understand – especially because each of our thought processes are unique. The brain is the home for our thoughts, our emotions, our self-image; it is the essence of who we are and how we interact with the world around us. No two people will respond the same way to a traumatic brain injury, and the symptoms can range from subtle to life-changing.
At Denver Trial Lawyers, we have represented clients who have been diagnosed with mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries. We understand the complex and unique treatment plans and rehabilitation programs available for brain injuries. We have worked with neurologists, neurophysiologists, and a variety of specialists to help victims and their families heal from such a traumatic event. In these catastrophic injury cases, we work to obtain maximum recovery for our clients. Since our founding, our firm has obtained more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements.
Learn more about your legal options by calling us at (303) 586-3638 today! Our Denver brain injury lawyers offer free case evaluations to get you started.
Why Choose Denver Trial Lawyers?
We have probably tried more traumatic brain injury cases than any other law firm in this part of the country. We provide experience and insight into neurological issues including the battery of neuropsychological tests. We have worked closely with cognitive therapists and forensic psychologists to understand—and more importantly explain—the consequences of a traumatic brain injury. We have a long standing relationship with physicians at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital and enjoy a nationwide reputation for working with families impacted by a traumatic brain injury.
The Complex Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury may come from a blow to the head or from a traumatic force applied to the head such as shaking or rapid movements in a collision or oxygen deprivation to the brain. A loss of consciousness is common but not required for a diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include the following:
- Chronic Anxiety
- Changes in Sleep Patterns
- Changes in Emotional Patterns
- Problems with memory
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Short Attention Span
- Problems with Multi-tasking
Head trauma victims may need vocational therapy in order to work in a productive capacity again. Many victims of traumatic brain injuries require various forms of therapy in order to regain function to return to a standard of normalcy.
Notable Case Results
In 2000, Rebecca Blasco checked into the hospital of one of the nation’s largest health management organizations, in labor with her first baby. Over her objection, she received multiple doses of a contraction-strengthening “off-label” drug, despite warnings against such use by the Federal Drug Administration as well as the drug manufacturer. The drug, misoprostil, is designed to treat gastrointestinal reflux. It is sometimes used “off-label” by inserting a portion of a tablet to stimulate uterine contractions. In the late 1990s the FDA and the drug’s manufacturer cautioned against this off-label use, due to its association with excessive uterine contractions and fetal injuries.
Nevertheless, the HMO had a policy of using misoprostil off-label, rather than an available FDA-approved medication, in order to save approximately $125 per patient. Baby Abigael ultimately suffered severe brain injury from oxygen deprivation. After four years of litigation, the HMO refused to engage in settlement discussions with Abi Blasco’s family. Woodruff took the case to trial, and approximately two months later the California judge issued an award of nearly $70 million. It is the largest medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history.
More than $300 Million Won on Behalf of Our Clients. Call Today!
Attorney Daniel Sloane is a past President of Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and currently sits on its Board of Directors. He, our other attorneys, and professional staff are dedicated to obtaining the financial resources our clients need to recover and rebuild their lives. We are backed by extensive resources and by more than a century of collective legal experience. Our Denver brain injury attorneys fight tenaciously on behalf of our clients in order to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Begin a free case evaluation with our firm by contacting us today. We will absorb your legal fees if we do not obtain compensation on your behalf.