Help for Brain Injury in Michigan
Brain Injury Information
Welcome to our Michigan Brain Injury page. We are here to help you get through some of the challenges that come after brain injury. You may be coming here because you are the survivor of a brain injury or know someone who is.
We hope that you will get better immediately and won’t need our help for long. Most survivors of brain injury have an “apparent full recovery.” This is the term experts use to describe when people get better. But so often the reason you are here is that brain injury seemed to get worse and not better. When that happens, the doctors often don’t take it seriously because they mistakenly believe that the functional outcomes from brain injury improve rather than worsen.
While not all brain injury leaves permanent functional damage, all brain injury involves damage to individual brain cells. Sometimes there is enough cell disruption to reach a clinically significant level where symptoms become dramatic immediately. Other times it takes hours for the worst of the damage to become clear. As in the case of sport concussion, it may not be possible to tell which brain insult was the one that brought the cumulative total of damage to a clinically significant threshold. But in each case, the damage to the brain cells is irreversible. That means at least on a microscopic level, some change has occurred.
How much brain injury has occurred, how that damage is identified and how the survivor copes with the residual problems, are the primary issues focused in these pages. The author of this treatment on brain injury is a lawyer, not a doctor. This information has not been edited or approved by medical professionals. Judge our information’s credibility by the degree to which it rings true to you and the degree the information provided is supported by the medical and biomechanical research.
But understand that not everything about brain injury can be objectively verified. I have represented brain injured clients for more than 25 years and I see things from a different perspective than other authors in this field. The nature of the relationship between a brain injury lawyer and his client is different than that between a doctor and a patient. We have a longer term relationship, spend more time listening and answering your questions. What you will find in these pages is what we have learned from listening to our clients and from intense interactions with doctors, both those who make the diagnosis and those who try to deny it. My ideas are my own and I believe they can assist you in with what is ahead.
The pages of our Michigan Brain Injury page, are structured into these categories: