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Mr. Romano has recovered more than eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000) on behalf of individual clients, including those who suffered brain injuries because of trauma, premises liability, product liability, automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, pool and recreational injuries, and medical malpractice.
Private health insurance companies, self-insureds, and managed care insurers can reduce, limit, or refuse to pay benefits for brain injury at any time. The trend is for health insurers to pay brain injury benefits for a limited period. Unlike most brain injury attorneys, Mr. Romano will advocate and fight with his client’s health insurer to maximize their rehabilitation care. An extensive investigation to determine what caused an individual’s brain injury or illness is needed to determine what funds will be available to pay for short-term and long-term benefits. Lifetime expenses associated with brain injury can easily reach millions of dollars.
The Wall Street Journal wrote a profile on Mr. Romano entitled “The Patients-To Their Defense”…The author stated, “Most liability lawyers guide accident victims through the courts. Joseph Romano is a liability lawyer with a modern-day twist: He also guides his clients through the mazes of managed care”.
More than 2.8 million Americans are treated for brain injury, or TBI, each year, with 85,000 suffering long-term disabilities and about 50,000 being serious enough that they result in death. The most common cause of a brain injury is falling, followed by blunt trauma and car accidents. Brain injuries may also be caused by errors made by doctors or other medical professionals during surgery or other medical procedures.
- $19.1 Million – Verdict for a woman who suffered brain damage after being struck by a tractor-trailer at a roadside construction site.
- $17 Million – Recovery in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a child who was left brain-damaged because of a medication error.
- $12.5 Million – Recovery for a man who suffered brain damage in a truck accident.
- $12 Million – Recovery for a man who suffered a brain injury in a workplace accident.
- $10 Million – Recovery for a baby who suffered brain damage from a delay in diagnosing bacterial meningitis.
- $10 Million – Recovery for a child who was left brain-damaged because of a delayed emergency c-section during childbirth.
- $10 Million – Recovery for a woman who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in diagnosing a stroke.
- $8.5 Million – Recovery for a young man who suffered a brain injury during an organization sponsored trip because of negligent supervision.
- $7 Million – Medical malpractice recovery for a woman who suffered brain damage from an anesthesia accident. Successfully pursued health insurance appeal and administrative hearing for long-term nursing care at home so she could reside at home and avoid residential facility.
- $6 Million – Recovery for a woman who was left brain-damaged from a defective product (bicycle helmet).
Generally, brain injuries may be broadly classified as either open head injury, in which the skull is penetrated or closed head injury when no actual penetration has occurred. Skull fractures frequently occur with head injuries and may either be depressed or non-depressed. A fractured skull with an open wound, i.e., a gunshot wound to the head, is an example of an open head injury. A brain injury often occurs because of acceleration or deceleration of the brain. It doesn’t have to be a direct blow to the head for someone to suffer a traumatic brain injury. Injuries sustained in car accidents and other forms of accidents are good examples. Even without a direct strike to the head, the force of the impact in an accident can be severe enough to cause the brain to slam against the skull, causing bruising, tearing, bleeding, or a build-up of pressure in the brain resulting in a brain injury.
A diffuse axonal injury is the most common type of closed head injury. A person can suffer the following because of a brain injury: Cerebral contusions, epidural hematomas, subdural hematomas; inter-cerebral hemorrhages and concussions.
A brain injury may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Many factors contribute to the severity of a brain injury. These factors include whether the individual was unconscious or in a coma and what part of the brain was injured: frontal, temporal, occipital, parietal lobes, or brain stem. Individuals with moderate to severe brain injuries can suffer seizures, aphasia, apraxia, damage to the brain stem, cerebral infarct, coma, paralysis, persistent vegetative state (PVA), and post-concussive syndrome.
Patients with brain injuries frequently complain of disorientation, difficulty organizing their thoughts, short and long-term memory problems, headaches, dizziness, double vision, hypersensitivity to light or sound, or fear and confusion when in crowds. Often these symptoms lead to a diagnosis of post-concussive syndrome.
Shaking or injuring the brain in contact sports can cause a brain injury. Also, any medical procedure that results in a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause a brain injury. A brain injury occurs when there is not enough oxygen reaching the brain. If the brain suffers lack of oxygen, this can result in an anoxic brain injury…often called a diffuse axonal brain injury.
Are you wondering how to find a brain injury lawyer near you?
Joseph Romano is a nationally recognized brain injury lawyer. He will answer all your questions, address your concerns, promptly investigate, file a lawsuit, appeal denials of health insurance benefits, and identify funding to pay for the patient’s medical care and rehabilitation.
As with any legal claim, personal injury lawsuits must be initiated within a specific timeframe. This period varies depending upon the facts of the case and the state where the injury or accident occurred. If the case does not commence before the deadline, the court will refuse to hear it. If a loved one’s brain injury occurred sometime in the past, you may still have a case, but the time may be running out.
Mr. Romano has successfully litigated brain injury cases in which children and adults were the victims of a delay in diagnosing meningitis, which is a very serious condition causing inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
All brain injury lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, so there will not be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery made on the case.
Mr. Romano was elected to the Pennsylvania Association of the National Head Injury Foundation Hall of Fame. In 1996, Mr. Romano was selected as the only attorney in the United States to write a chapter in the medical treatise Neurotrauma on traumatic brain injury, coma, anoxia, and hypoxia. Mr. Romano, along with qualified co-counsel, represents brain injury clients throughout the United States.