Doctors Find Bullet In Woman’s Head Several Days After SW Miami-Dade Shooting

Doctors Find Bullet in Woman’s Head Several Days After SW Miami-Dade Shooting

A woman complaining of headaches was taken to the hospital where, her wife said, doctors found a bullet in her head days after she was hurt in a drive-by shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade. Shakena Jefferson, 42, and Janet Medley, her wife, were planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day together, but they have since returned to the hospital after Jefferson started complaining of head pain. She was told she was only grazed by bullet earlier this week after a shooting. Days later, she is said to be awaiting emergency surgery to remove the bullet. Gunfire erupted near the couple’s home along Southwest 191st Lane near 113th Avenue earlier this week.

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the 42-year-old was grazed by a bullet. Jefferson was treated for her wound and returned home from a local hospital with her head bandaged. However, soon after she returned home, the 42-year-old began to experience headaches. The couple then went to a different hospital, and that’s when, Medley said, doctors found what was causing the pain in her head. As of Friday night, Medley said Jefferson is still waiting to have surgery. The family expects the 42-year-old to undergo surgery overnight.

Miami Brain Injury Lawyer

Did you know that brain injuries rank among the top three causes of death worldwide? In most cases, brain injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, exposure to hazardous chemicals or medications, or even medical malpractice. If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, the brain injury lawyers at Suarez & Montero can help you recover compensation for your injury. For over 19 years, our law firm has been representing victims of brain injuries in South Florida.

At Suarez & Montero, our lawyers have extensive experience handling brain injury cases for those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s negligence, you need a brain injury lawyer who can help you navigate through the personal injury claim process so you can focus on your recovery.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Common Causes

Traumatic brain injuries usually occur when a person receives a violent blow to the head or body. The severity of the brain injury will vary between mild, moderate, and severe. When it comes to mild brain injuries, the symptoms are usually temporary. On the other hand, when a person suffers a more serious brain injury, the effects can be more severe and lead to bruising and/or bleeding of the brain. Overall brain injuries can cause a wide array of physical and physiological symptoms. Generally, the seriousness of a brain injury will depend on how the injury was sustained.

Here is a list of some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries:

Car Accidents: Crashes involving cars, motorcycles or bicycles are a common cause of traumatic brain injury.

Slip and Falls: Falls from bed or a ladder, down stairs, in the bath and other falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury overall, particularly in older adults and young children.

Violence: Gunshot wounds, domestic violence, child abuse and other assaults are common causes.

Sports injuries: Traumatic brain injuries may be caused by injuries from a number of sports, including soccer, boxing, football, baseball, lacrosse, skateboarding, hockey, and other high-impact or extreme sports.

Consequences of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can lead to many different symptoms that may lead to cognitive or communicative consequences, psychosocial consequences, or physical consequences. With respect to communicative or cognitive effects, brain injuries can cause a lack of attention or memory. The psychosocial consequences may cause anxiety or depression. And physically, brain injury victims may experience an increase in headaches and various sensory problems such as sensitivity to light, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, etc. Of course, specific consequences and symptoms will vary from one person to another.

Additionally, it is important to note that with infants and young children who have suffered a brain injury, you must keep an eye out for certain behavior as they cannot communicate their symptoms. Be alert and make sure you pay attention to any change in eating habits, unusual irritability, persistent crying even after being consoled, change in sleeping pattern or drowsiness.

Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers will Fight for You

At Suarez & Montero, our lawyers are proud to include brain injury law as one of our many practice areas. We believe you should not have to worry about covering medical and other expenses associated with your brain injury and will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. With the expert legal representation of a brain injury attorney during this difficult time, you can hold the responsible party to account. Our firm understands that brain injury victims need dedicated assistance and our brain injury lawyers are here to help.

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, we may be able to help you recover compensation for economic damages, as well as any intangible losses, such as loss of life’s enjoyment. Make an appointment with us at one of our many locations. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you.

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