As amusement and water park injuries are swept under the rug, can parents trust that their children are safe?
Chicago Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain injuries are often very serious and can have a prolonged and permanent impact on the person who was hurt. A concussion can lead to permanent impairment, resulting in brain surgery, extensive medical expenses, and lost time from work. In the worst scenario, a traumatic brain injury may require multiple surgeries, the inability for the victim to return to work and lead a normal life, and around-the-clock medical care.
Romanucci & Blandin has represented many individuals who have suffered mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). If the accidents which led to the brain injury occurred as the result of another’s negligence and recklessness, the victim may be entitled to full compensation for medical expenses, the loss of workplace compensation, the loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Chicago Brain Injury Litigation Specialists
Brain injury litigation requires a special set of legal skills, including the knowledge of how to investigate the cause, the ability to hire the best expert witnesses, and the skills to successfully litigate the case before a jury. Romanucci & Blandin has the knowledge, skills and experience needed to successfully try these cases. We do so with a deep sense of compassion for the victims and their families.
Our firm’s interest in the welfare of brain-injured people led us to establish the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides a day-time setting for brain-injured victims to learn new skills, find a job and socialize with other club members. Antonio Romanucci was its first board president and served in that capacity for seven years. In 2010, he launched an Adopt-A-Veteran fundraising program at the Clubhouse to help war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have brain injuries.
Brain Injury Attorneys Serving Cook County, DuPage County and all of Illinois
The following is a list of the types of brain injury cases we handle for our clients:
- Injuries caused by automobile accidents, head trauma, slips and falls, sports-related injuries.
- Anoxic brain injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
In a letter to the Editorial Page Editor at the Chicago Tribune:
I was elated by the Tribune’s editorial that placed much needed perspective on the fact that football as a game must be changed. The evidence is past being presumptive any longer that a career of head banging blows may lead to deliberating brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.
My only disappointment was that you did not relate the game changing requirements that are necessary to Illinois’ own effort to prevent injury and disease through State Rep Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) House Bill which would limit the amount of tackling that youths could participate in, on a weekly basis. Is this the only answer to stopping the problem? No. However, the public (read: parents) must begin the slow educational process that allowing children to play sports should never put them at risk for preventable injury.
CTE is a preventable injury and one that no member of the public or any parent should ever tolerate as being considered a risk of the sport. This logic is flawed, detrimental and harmful.
Look at what the game of baseball did to protect our children. It enacted BBCOR standards to dumb down lethal metal bats to slow down the exit speed of a baseball from the bat. These metal bats now perform to the same standard as wood bats thereby protecting defenseless young pitchers who could not physically react in the time stop a screaming baseball from crushing an unprotected skull. Since these enactments went into effect, there has been a nary a case where a pitcher has been beaned. Baseball became safe overnight and the risk of playing returned to sprained ankles and knees from a hard slide as opposed to paralysis, death, deafness or blindness.
Illinois has a golden chance to set an example for the game of football and actually save kids’ lives.
Let’s not fumble the chance.
Antonio M. Romanucci
Partner Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Phone (312) 253-8600
Contact the Chicago Brain Injury lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin for a free consultation if you or a family member has suffered a brain injury.
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