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Cincinnati Brain Injury Lawyer

A penetrating brain injury, also known as an open head injury, occurs when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain but does not exit. In penetrating events, injuries may occur not only from the initial laceration and crushing of brain tissue by the projectile but also from subsequent cavitation.
Head injuries caused by penetrating trauma often cause permanent disability or death.

As in a closed head injury, intracranial pressure is likely to increase due to swelling or bleeding, potentially crushing delicate brain tissue. Most deaths from penetrating trauma are caused by damage to blood vessels, which can lead to intracranial hematomas.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati, Ohio personal injury attorney, reviewing traumatic brain injury and medical malpractice cases for plaintiffs nationwide. 

Causes of Penetrating Brain Injury

Penetrating injuries are typically caused by high-velocity objects, but can also be caused by low-velocity objects. One of the most common causes of penetrating injury is skull fracture, in which bone fragments from the skull penetrates the brain.

Skull fractures can be caused by any blow to the head, including traffic accidents, a fall, athletic injuries, or VA claims.

Treatment and Prognosis of Penetrating Injuries

Penetrating head injuries are evaluated using X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. Surgery may be required repair the injury or to relieve excessive pressure. Despite the prevalence of these injuries, mortality rates for penetrating head injuries remains high. Patients who live though these serious injuries can expect to have issues related to the area of the brain that is damaged.

Approximately 50 percent of patients with penetrating brain injuries experience late-onset post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). People with penetrating head trauma may have the following complications:

• Acute respiratory distress syndrome
• Disseminated intravascular coagulation
• Neurogenic pulmonary edema

The Lyon Firm is dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs following accidents and injuries. We can seek compensation to recover medical expenses, long-term disability and other damages.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Rightful compensation for plaintiffs can recover sizable settlements and can help pay for mounting medical expenses and other damages that may include long-term disability, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and lost wages. During some of the toughest times in a family’s life, The Lyon Firm can be of assistance.


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Many of my clients come to me in the hardest moments of their lives. They’ve suffered catastrophic injury, they’ve lost a family member, their business has suffered a catastrophic loss that they may not be able to overcome.

It’s a fear of the future and uncertainty that has driven them to come to a lawyer and to ask, ‘What available legal rights are there?’ in order to add some security for their future. The Lyon Firm takes the lead and guides clients through the process of filing catastrophic injury lawsuits.