Did You Incur a Toxic Brain Injury from Chemical Exposure in Illinois?
Brain Damage From Toxins
Exposure to chemicals, environmental pollutants and biological contaminants can cause toxic brain injury, also called encephalopathy. Symptoms of toxic brain injury depend on the specific contaminant and the level of exposure. They can occur relatively quickly, as with carbon monoxide poisoning, or develop slowly over a long period of time, as with lead poisoning or mercury poisoning.
Toxic brain injury can be caused by hundreds of different substances, including:
- Chemicals: Pesticides, solvents, gasoline, other petroleum products, benzene, toluene, xylene
- Heavy metals: Lead, mercury, arsenic
- Gases and fumes: Carbon monoxide
- Biological contaminants: Mold and mildew
- Medications: Prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs
Toxic Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms vary according to the type and extent of toxic exposure, but can include headaches, memory loss, changes in personality, loss of impulse control, anxiety, aggression, sleep disturbance, depression, confusion, chemical sensitivity, immune dysfunction, dementia, trouble with motor skills, speech disturbances, learning disabilities, lowered IQ, organ failure, coma and death.
Diagnosing a Toxic Brain Injury
Diagnosing a toxic brain injury may involve several types of imaging tests to assess the brain's structure (CAT scan and MRI) and function (EEG, SPECT scan and PET scan).
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If you have developed brain damage due to exposure to chemicals and toxins, our experienced Chicago brain injury lawyers can help you. At Lane & Lane, LLC, our attorneys understand the complex medical and legal issues involved in litigation involving toxic brain injury in Illinois. We have won significant recoveries and settlements for clients injured by many types of toxic substances. Please call us now at (800) 529-9377 for a free and confidential consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys.