The cerebellum is located just above the brain stem and in towards the back of the brain and is comprised of small lobes. It receives information from the balance system of the inner ear, sensory nerves, and the auditory and visual systems.
The lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm have extensive experience in recognizing injuries to a person’s Cerebellum.
Injury to the Cerebellum
The cerebellum is involved in the coordination of voluntary motor movement, balance and equilibrium and muscle tone. Like the occipital lobe, the location of the cerebellum protects it from trauma. However, when the cerebellum is damaged the effects are devastating. If one survives the trauma, movements can be slow and uncoordinated, while walking is characterized by a staggered gait. Other indications of damage to the cerebellum are the inability to judge distance, the inability to perform rapid alternating movements, movement tremors, frequent falling, general weakness in the muscles, slurred speech and abnormal eye movements.
Experience Matters in Cerebellum Injury Cases
Cerebellum injuries aren’t common forms of brain injury. However they do happen. Understanding the effects of this type of injury is critical whether it involves a car crash injury or a claim of medical mistake. Only an experienced lawyer who knows how to handle a brain injury claim can effectively prove this type of injury has occurred and help secure the resources necessary for the future of the patient. Such a lawyer possesses an understanding of specific brain anatomy and how the injury to that region of the brain has affected the life of the victim whether that victim is a child with a developing brain or an adult. That lawyer also needs to be able to devote the resources to proving a parietal lobe injury.
Success Depends on Resources and Team Work
The lawyers at the DiCello Law Firm know that brain injuries are complex, costly to treat and may require lifelong care. They are willing to commit the hard work and resources necessary to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings and punitive damages.
These cases involve an advanced understanding of the expert issues of brain injury. The DiCello Law Firm’s lawyers have the experience and ability to evaluate your cerebellum brain injury case thoroughly and explore all potential sources of recovery. We will help you decide your best course of action and we will develop the best legal strategy for your claim.