The brain stem is the lower portion of the brain that connects the brain to the spinal cord. While small in size, it is one of the most important parts of your body. All information passing between the brain and your body’s organs goes through the brain stem, making its role in regulating vital bodily functions crucial.
Digestion, breathing, heartbeat, arousal functions and facial movements are all controlled by the brain stem. In addition, many involuntary muscles such as the stomach and heart are regulated by this section of the brain. When the brain stem gets damaged, it can result in serious issues such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Disruption in heartbeat
- Speech issues
- Organization/perception problems
- Difficulty swallowing food and water
- Balance and movement issues
- Sleep apnea
Often, this damage can be permanent, resulting in a lifetime of costly medical treatments and ongoing care. If your brain stem injury was caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
New York brain injury lawyer Marc Albert has more than 15 years of experience handling cases involving injuries to the brain stem. He knows how devastating these injuries can be to you and your family, and he will fight aggressively to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Mr. Albert spent almost ten years running the personal injury and medical malpractice divisions at Seeger Weiss, a prominent personal injury and mass tort firm in New York. He brings this big firm experience to your case. However, unlike most big firm attorneys, Mr. Albert will be personally involved in every aspect of your case. Very few attorneys provide this combination, ensuring you will receive the exceptional representation necessary to achieve a successful outcome.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free brain injury consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island.