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Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

BiFulco Medical Group

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Tampa, FL

Traumatic brain injuries impact the lives of over 2.8 million Americans each year. The symptoms can show up immediately, or months down the road. A severe brain injury can affect speech and sight, movement and mood. To protect your legal interests and ensure you have access to the care you need, you should consider a customized life care plan available at BiFulco Medical Group in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Santo BiFulco, MD, is experienced in evaluating traumatic brain injuries to help you plan for the future and prepare for your court case. To schedule a consultation at BiFulco Medical Group, call the office or request an appointment online now.

Traumatic Brain Injury Q & A

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can occur due to a sudden jolt or blow to the head. You can also develop a traumatic brain injury from damage caused by a penetrating injury suffered in a fall or in an auto accident.

As a result of a traumatic brain injury, you may experience long-term health complications that interfere with your ability to work and limit what activities you can participate in. These limitations can affect your physical, mental, emotional, and financial health.

Common long-term side effects of a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can include:

  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Profound confusion
  • Behavior changes
  • Persistent headaches
  • Loss of coordination
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Trouble waking from sleep
  • Slurred speech

For some, a traumatic brain injury can result in a coma, a permanent vegetative state, or even premature death.

To support a legal claim for negligence or any other personal injury case, Dr. BiFulco offers comprehensive and customized life care planning and expert witness services.

Why is life care planning necessary for traumatic brain injuries?

Because of the consistent medical and personal care you may need for the rest of your life due to a traumatic brain injury, a life care plan becomes a valuable preparation resource.

Dr. BiFulco evaluates the medical services you may need throughout your life, including medications, physical therapy, and surgery. He also provides a valuation of the cost of these services to determine your financial responsibility for care.

In addition to helping you and your family prepare for the future, life care plans for traumatic brain injuries also support a legal claim. Dr. BiFulco can also serve as a medical expert for trial.

When should I consider a medical expert?

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury and pursue legal recourse, having a medical expert familiar with traumatic brain injuries testify on your behalf is essential to your case.

As a board-certified physical medicine expert, Dr. BiFulco can accurately explain the extent of your injury and the impact it has on your life and your future. His evaluation of your expected medical care, your loss of earnings, and your limitations for employment can be instrumental to your claim.

If you have a client or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury, schedule consultation online or by phone at BiFulco Medical Group to discuss life care planning and expert witness services