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Seattle Brain Injury Attorney

Representing Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Greater Washington State Area

Kornfeld Law has decades of experience with traumatic brain injury cases caused by medical negligence, construction accidents, car wrecks or maritime accidents. Brain injuries include aneurysms, intracranial hemorrhages, subarachnoid hemorrhages, strokes, and are referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries. (TBI). If brain injuries are not treated properly and in a timely manner, the outcomes can be dire.

Kornfeld Law represents victims who have suffered from the following types of brain injuries:

  • Paralysis & Quadriplegia- Paralysis can have a lasting impact on a person's life due to the fact that these types of injuries are often irreversible. Paralysis occurs when nerve cells in the spinal cord are damaged.
  • Permanent Brain Injury- Aneurysms are the result of an artery wall that has been weakened as a result of a serious injury. These injuries are often the result of a healthcare professional's failure to provide quality care.
  • Spinal Cord Damage- Spinal cord injuries may cause paralysis, breathing issues, severe physical pain and emotional distress. All spinal cord injuries lead to severe and lasting effects, and require extensive medical treatment.
  • Vertebral Artery Dissections- Vertebral artery dissections often pose a serious threat to an individual's health, and are often difficult to diagnose. These injuries occur on the back of the neck near the spine and are a result of torn artery walls.
  • Bleeds in the Brain- Any sudden or violent blow to the head can cause serious head trauma and result in permanent injuries. Common symptoms of brain bleeds may include dizziness, headaches, vision issues, convulsions, and many more.
  • Wrongful Death- Losing a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence is one of the most traumatic events to go through. If you are a surviving family member of someone who is deceased due to a catastrophic brain injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your suffering.

What is the Definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury is likely to occur when there is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating brain injury."

Some common signs of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Insomnia or over-tiredness

Brain injuries are catastrophic not only for the patient, but for their families and loved ones as well. Recovery can take months or years, and in some cases, the victim may never get back to the life they once led. For this reason, it is absolutely crucial for brain injury victims to work with an experienced attorney.

Obtaining Compensation for a Serious Brain Injury

In a personal injury case involving head trauma, victims may be entitled to compensation.

Some forms of compensation you may receive include:

  • Emotional suffering
  • Suffering due to loss of quality of life
  • Loss of wages or earning potential
  • Medical bills

Our attorneys at Kornfeld Law can look into all aspects of your brain injury case. We can help determine what compensation you may be owed and fight for your rights in court.

Contact Kornfeld Law to speak with our Seattle brain injury lawyers. Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at Rob@Kornfeldlaw.com for a quick answer to your legal questions.

We have offices in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, and Everett. We also take out-of-state cases.

Traumatic Brain Injury Involving Medical Negligence

Rob Kornfeld has extensive familiarity with cases where medical personnel and health care providers failed to timely diagnose and treat intracranial aneurysms and/or strokes.

The medical negligence of primary care providers, family physicians, radiologists and other HMO providers can ultimately cause the brain injury patient to suffer irreversible injuries or wrongful death. When medical staff fails to administer the necessary diagnostic tests, or if they run the tests too late, or read imaging studies incorrectly, their mistakes can alter the life of the patient.

Failure to timely diagnose and treat strokes or aneurysms can lead to intracranial bleeds and cause devastating, life-long injuries, paralysis, cognitive impairment, brain damage and other health care issues for patients and their families. For those who survive these terrible types of medical negligence, cognitive impairment and occupational or vocational disabilities are common and permanent disabilities can occur.

Passionate Advocacy for Brain Injury Victims

Our Seattle brain injury lawyer is passionate about advocating for the rights of his clients, and his first-hand experience with a previous mild traumatic brain injury, all give him a unique connection to the clients he represents who have also suffered a brain injury. Attorney Rob Kornfeld was involved in a serious car accident, in July 1985. Although he fully recovered, he suffered a mild brain injury and underwent five (5) knee surgeries to recover from this traumatic wreck. Rob suffered from post-concussion syndrome and was out of work for several months. During that time, he incurred mounting medical bills and wage loss. Because of this experience, Rob understands what you may be going through. Fortunately, Rob was able to recover and he now devotes his law practice to help other head injury victims and their families to recover from collisions and medical malpractice. Read more about Rob’s story here.

Brain injuries can be expensive to treat, especially if the injury is severe, long lasting, or permanent. Over the past 38+ years, Rob has helped countless families recover the finances necessary to put their lives back together or to care for a loved one after a serious injury. No matter the cause or complexities of the brain injury, Rob helps victims and their families fight for justice to recover damages for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and disability and all unpaid expenses.

In the medical malpractice arena, whether the negligence was caused by a nurse, hospital, hospital system or doctor, our firm provides the legal support our clients may need to financially and emotionally recover from a brain injury. Whether the medical malpractice incident resulted from an undiagnosed ruptured brain aneurysm, a medical malpractice-induced stroke, a workplace injury, a construction injury, maritime injury, or a motor vehicle accident, we can help you.

The Importance of Timely Brain Injury Treatment

With all brain injuries, a timely and accurate diagnosis is imperative. However, the failure to diagnose and treat an aneurysm before it ruptures is especially crucial. Otherwise, it will lead to catastrophic brain injuries or death. Patients who survive brain aneurysms often experience cognitive impairments and/or disabling injuries. In many cases, individuals with brain aneurysms and a resulting stroke or bleed into the brain are never able to live independently again. When victims come in for treatment, it’s important for the medical facility to run the proper tests as quickly as possible and diagnose the condition right away. Otherwise, a patient who is not timely diagnosed may suffer a permanently disabling stroke and brain damage.

Failure to diagnose an aneurysm is often the result of a health care provider’s inability to recognize the obvious clinical signs and symptoms of an expanding aneurysm or a sentinel bleed. Misdiagnosis or failure to recognize symptoms of a stroke or an aneurysm is usually tied to providers neglecting to timely perform diagnostic tests (MRI, MRA, or CT-arthrogram) and correctly interpret the results. Their mistakes could ultimately cause serious damage and devastation to the injured patient and their family. If you suffered a major brain injury or received poor medical treatment resulting in injury to a family member or loved one, our firm may be able to help you seek justice and to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Ready to Help You with Your Brain Injury Case

Kornfeld Law can investigate whether you, a family member or loved one has a brain injury caused by an accident or was a victim of health care malpractice causing a brain injury from an aneurysm, intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage and stroke. Rob has successfully handled personal injury cases throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, as far north as Alaska and south to Arizona and in Washington D.C. and Massachusetts.

We have contacts in the healthcare community to facilitate a neuropsychological evaluation of your cognitive deficits, and we can even direct you to a leading cognitive rehabilitation center to help you recover. For catastrophically injured clients, Rob has enlisted the services of life care planners to help gauge the future medical and financial needs of the victim, particularly when there is significant cognitive impairment and/or full or partial paralysis or brain damage.

Free Consultation & Contingency-Based Services Benefit Victims

Since the cost of legal services is always a major concern, Rob Kornfeld offers his legal services to victims on a contingency fee basis. This means the fee is based on a percentage of what Rob recovers for you, which is paid at the conclusion of the case. If there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee.

Do you think you have a brain injury case? Contact Kornfeld Law to discuss your potential injury case with our Seattle TBI lawyers.

Firsthand Experience with Serious Injuries

In July, 1985, Attorney Rob Kornfeld woke up in the hospital severely injured, with no idea what had happened to him. Through this horrible experience, Rob learned the importance of recovering financially, physically and emotionally. Rob underwent over 10 surgeries for some of his injuries and made a full recovery from a head injury, (a mild traumatic brain injury)..After his accident, Attorney Rob Kornfeld now knows firsthand what clients and their families (particularly those recovering from head injuries) are going through, which is why his dedication and legal expertise is so invaluable to you.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $2,825,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,300,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $1,900,000.00 Brain Aneurysm
  • $1,500,000.00 Stroke Case
  • $1,350,000.00 Spinal Injury
  • $850,000.00 Neck Injury
  • $850,000.00 Spinal Cord Injury
  • $825,000.00 Spinal Cord Injuries
  • $750,000.00 Brain Injury

Let Our Firm Help You

If you or someone you love suffered a serious brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, our firm is prepared to help. Attorney Rob Kornfeld has firsthand experience with these types of cases, and he is dedicated to providing his clients with compassionate, zealous legal representation.

At Kornfeld Law, we offer free initial consultations at any of our offices, the hospital, your home, or at another convenient location near you. Our firm is committed to helping clients throughout Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Kirkland, and the Greater Washington State Area, though we also accept certain out-of-state cases. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we won’t charge you unless we win.

Videos From Our Clients

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    Some of our former clients thank Kornfeld Law for representing their case.

  • Brain Injury Washington

    Watch this video testimonial from a former client to learn about her experiences with Attorney Robert Kornfeld. Our firm is proud to represent clients who have suffered serious injuries, including brain injuries.

  • Construction Site Injury

    Watch this video to learn what our clients think about Attorney Robert Kornfeld. "He made me feel immediately like this wasn't about money or the accident, but about what I had been through and the pain that I was feeling."

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