Brain injuries may be caused by a variety of circumstances such as when trauma occurs to the head or brain, or as a result of an illness such as stroke. The actual circumstance that results in injury can vary from common occurrences like auto accidents, falls or gunshots, to the less obvious situations which may occur during the birth process, while under anesthesia, due to infections after dental work, or from lead poisoning. Babies and young children are more susceptible to lead poisoning because they often put their hands or other objects in their mouths such as paint chips containing lead. Their growing bodies also absorb more lead, and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system. Lead at very high levels can cause brain swelling, convulsions, coma and even death. At low levels, lead poisoning has been associated with loss of IQ points and intellect, learning disabilities, academic failure, attention problems (ADHD and ADD), hyperactive behavior, school failure, and antisocial or criminal behavior. Dealing with traumatic brain injury is a difficult situation. Finding the counsel you and your loved ones deserve along with answers to questions about you or your loved ones severe head injury mishap can seem complicated. With Brady & Goldberg, as your New York and Connecticut personal injury lawyers, the information you should rightfully demand is just a phone call away.