What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? 

A traumatic brain injury is characterized by a change in brain function that is caused by an external force. There are three different traumatic brain injury types, which are categorized by the severity of the injury: mild, moderate or severe. 

Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include: 

  • Motor vehicle accidents including motorcycle accidents, car accidents and truck accidents
  • Falls
  • Physical assaults and altercations, including domestic violence 
  • Workplace accidents
  • Sports accident

Although traumatic brain injury symptoms are not always easy to detect, they may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of attention and concentration
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbances

It cannot be stressed enough that if you or a loved one have suffered any injury to the head or brain and are experiencing any of the traumatic brain injury symptoms above, even if slight, seek immediate medical attention. Then consider where the fault of the injury falls and if the fault is due to negligence on the part of another person, organization or business and pursue legal representation in a timely manner. Call 561-678-4584 or fill out the form today and know if you have a claim for a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.

Leading Traumatic Brain Injury Doctors in Florida

Kenneth Ngo, M.D. 

Dr. Ngo is the Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, he specialized in treating patients with particularly severe and complex brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Ngo uses the newest technology and treatment options, such as botulinum toxins (Botox) and intrathecal baclofen pumps, to care for his patients.

For more information on Dr. Ngo, visit https://brooksrehab.org/brooks-medical-group/kenneth-ngo-m-d-brooks-medical-group  

Peter M. Mcintosh, M.D.

Dr. Peter Mcintosh has been a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician for over 20 years. Working with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, he specializes in traumatic brain injuries, brain rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Mcintosh earned his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in 1993.

For more information on Dr. Mcintosh, visit https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/mc-intosh-peter-m-m-d/bio-20053759 

Surbhi Jain, M.D.

Surbhi Jain, M.D. is a distinguished neurosurgeon at Florida Surgery Consultants in Tampa, Florida, who specializes in treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, using alternative treatment techniques. She holds patents in brain mapping and has experience working with Hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Jain earned her medical degree from Sawai Man Singh Medical College. 

For more information on Dr. Jain, visit https://www.floridasurgeryconsultants.com/meet-our-team

Gemayaret Alvarez Gonzalez, M.D.

Gemayaret Alvarez Gonzalez, M.D. is a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Miami, Florida. Dr. Gonzalez specializes in brain injury medicine in adolescents and adults. She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and she is certified in brain injury medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gonzalez speaks English and Spanish. 

For more information on Dr. Gonzalez, visit https://doctors.umiamihealth.org/provider/Gemayaret+Alvarez+Gonzalez/525527#provider-details-experience

Eileen Messing, Psy. D, PA

Eileen Messing, Psy. D, PA is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist practicing in Delray Beach, Florida, with 20  years of experience providing care for many types of serious health issues including traumatic brain injuries. She offers careful, professional and compassionate neuropsychological evaluations for all patients. Dr. Messing earned her doctorate degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University.

For more information on Dr. Messing, visit https://www.memorytestingcenter.net/eileen-messing

Leading Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Centers in Florida

NeuLife Rehabilitation

NeuLife Rehabilitation is a traumatic brain injury treatment center located about 30 minutes outside Orlando in Mount Dora, Florida. NeuLife Rehabilitation has a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities) recognized Residential Rehabilitation Program and Brain Injury Specialty Program. Dedicated to providing its patients the highest quality of care, NeuLife Rehabilitation’s customized programs are designed to treat injuries such as brain injuries, strokes, catastrophic injuries and neurological disorders. 

For more information, visit https://www.neuliferehab.com/about-neulife

Brooks Rehabilitation 

With almost 50 years of experience treating brain injuries, Brooks Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive system of care and individualized treatment programs led by highly-trained physicians. Brooks Rehabilitation is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and offers programs such as Brain Injury Day Treatment, Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Therapy, Ongoing Recovery, Home Health and more.

For more information, visit https://brooksrehab.org/conditions/brain-injury

West Florida Rehabilitation Institute

The West Florida Rehabilitation Institute offers a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities) accredited Brain Injury Program. The Brain Injury Program offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient program for adults with brain injuries and offers services such as one-on-one care from physical, occupational and speech therapists. The West Florida Rehabilitation Institute is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

For more information, visit https://westfloridahospital.com/service/rehab-brain-injury

Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital

Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital is located in Delray Beach, Florida, and offers traumatic brain injury treatment. Their CARF accredited Rehabilitation Program provides each patient with family-oriented, individualized one-on-one treatment. Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital offers specialty rehabilitation programs for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

For more information, visit https://www.delraymedicalctr.com/services/rehabilitation/pinecrest-rehabilitation-hospital

UF Health Rehab Hospital

UF Health Rehab Hospital provides traumatic brain injury treatment that is tailored to meet the needs of each of its patients. The staff is dedicated to helping its patients improve the quality of their lives, and takes a family-oriented approach to ensure the best outcome. The multidisciplinary staff consists of physicians who are specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physiatrists, rehab nurses, therapists and other health professionals. The UF Health Rehab Hospital is located in Gainesville, Florida. 

For more information, visit https://ufhealth.org/shands-rehab-hospital

Finding an Expert Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

After sustaining a traumatic brain injury caused by another’s negligent actions, it is important to speak to an experienced and skilled TBI lawyer who will seek to help with the complex navigation of pursuing justice and the recovery of fair compensatory damages in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.

The Russo Firm

The Russo Firm is a nationally recognized law firm that offers a full-range of legal services throughout Florida. Their experienced, board certified attorneys work passionately and tirelessly to obtain justice and provide quality legal services for Florida residents and Veterans. The Russo Firm’s attorneys work closely with the firm’s unique care management team to guide victims and families through the complicated care process, help them understand the medical implications of an injury and assist them in accessing available resources.

The Russo Firm’s attorneys are experienced in helping Floridians who suffer from traumatic brain injuries obtain compensation for their injuries from the responsible party. For more information visit The Russo Firm, call 561-678-4584 or fill out the free evaluation form.

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