Toronto Brain Injury Lawyers
McLeish Orlando LLP is a Toronto law firm that represents people throughout southern Ontario who have suffered brain injuries. We are experienced trial lawyers who work to maximize the compensation and benefits our clients receive.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Many of our cases involve traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A traumatic brain injury is sudden physical damage to the brain. A TBI most often results when there is a blow to the head in a car accident or fall. Closed head injuries can occur without direct penetration of the skull or external trauma when the brain undergoes severe forward or backward shaking or twisting forces, such as those experienced in a car crash. A mild traumatic brain injury poses different medical and legal challenges than a moderate to severe TBI.
Brain Injury From Lack of Oxygen
We also represent clients who have suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen, also called anoxia or hypoxia. These types of injuries can occur when a person nearly drowns or is strangled.
The physical, behavioural and mental changes associated with a brain injury are dependent upon which areas of the brain are injured and the extent of the damage caused. Injuries to the frontal or temporal lobe, for example, may interfere with memory, attention and mood as well as cognitive ability.
Early Intervention Is Key
As with most types of serious injuries, the first 12 to 18 months following injury are crucial for maximizing recovery. For this reason, we make every effort to secure early financing from the appropriate insurer for cognitive remediation programs in addition to attendant care and other medical and rehabilitative needs.
We understand the subtleties of mild, moderate, and serious brain injuries and the ramifications of all kinds of brain injuries to the injured person and to his or her family. We are committed to ensuring that our clients are fully and fairly compensated for all aspects of their injury, including potential difficulties that may not arise until years after the injury was sustained.
In today's technologically enabled world, a brain injured person has access to a wide variety of resources to determine the location, extent and severity of brain injury. Neuropsychological testing, clinical physiologists, PET scans, SPECT scans and MRIs provide valuable information for proving a diagnosis and arriving at a prognosis for the future. Our years of experience in representing the victims of a brain injury enables us to appreciate the multitude of long-term effects that can trouble a brain injury victim and how to prove the long term impact in court, if necessary.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our law firm, please contact McLeish Orlando by e-mail or call toll free 888-494-8201.