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Sean M. Burke

Sean M. Burke

With more than 25 years of experience as an attorney, Sean M. Burke can help you attain the compensation you deserve after a serious personal injury. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named Orange County Trial Lawyer Association's (OCTLA) Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2005.
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Heather J. Higson

Heather J. Higson

Heather J. Higson became a member of the State Bar of California in 1989, and joined Mr. Burke’s law firm in 2006. She has experience in every area of medical malpractice, from case inception through discover and trial.
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Defending the Rights of the Seriously Injured

Brain and Spinal Injury Attorney Orange County

The brain and the spinal cord have more natural injury protection mechanisms than virtually any other organs in the body, and with good reason: damage to one of these structures can very easily have severe and permanent consequences. Many times, these injuries are simply unfortunate accidents; at others, negligence or malicious misbehavior on the part of someone else may be the cause. When this is the case, help and restitution through legal action may be available. From his Newport Beach office, brain injury attorney Sean M. Burke has helped numerous clients throughout Los Angeles and neighboring San Bernardino. Victims of spinal cord injury should seek the help of an experienced attorney such as Mr. Burke as soon as possible to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve.

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If you have experienced head trauma, a brain injury lawyer with our Orange County firm can provide you with the representation you need. If you have experienced head trauma, a brain injury lawyer with our Orange County firm can provide you with the representation you need. Enlarge Video View All Videos

Common Causes of Brain and Spinal Injury

The most frequent causes of brain and spinal cord injury actually vary from age group to age group. Among people younger than 75 years, a birth injury due to physician negligence have been known to cause permanent damage to the spinal cord or brain. Depending on the circumstances, any of these may become the basis of a successful lawsuit. If you believe that the actions of some other person or organization are responsible for the harm done to you or someone you love, please contact brain and spinal cord injury attorney Sean M. Burke in Newport Beach near Los Angeles and San Bernardino to secure the aid of a successful personal injury lawyer.

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Recognizing a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury

The effects of a spinal cord or brain injury are bad at first, but they can get much worse with time if not treated properly. Thus, it is important to recognize the problem as soon as possible and seek professional help before more serious complications can occur. Moderate or severe brain injury may be accompanied by immediate loss of consciousness, vomiting, dilation of the pupils, slurred speech, and weakness in the extremities. Long term, persistent headaches, personality changes, and seizures may develop. Bleeding within the skull — often completely invisible from the outside — may compress the brain continuously and cause permanent damage. Anyone who suffers a brain injury is in need of immediate medical care.

A spinal cord injury, if improperly dealt with, can very easily cause permanent paralysis of parts of the body below the trauma center. Anyone who may have sustained damage to the spine should be treated as if in danger of imminent and permanent damage, and only medical professionals should move the victim. Even with the wonders of modern medicine, we have no way yet of reversing the damage caused by a serious spinal cord injury.

Victims in San Bernadino and Beyond – Contact Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Sean M. Burke

If permanent damage does result from a brain or spinal cord injury, the medical costs and physical and emotional suffering can be extreme. Long term mental disability, personality change, and limb paralysis can all occur, among other effects, drastically altering the lives of the victim and his or her loved ones. If your family has been impacted by one of these horrible incidents, please don't hesitate to contact Sean M. Burke, a successful Newport Beach , Los Angeles, and San Bernardino area brain and spinal cord injury attorney.

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Law Offices of Sean M. Burke

Irvine, CA Office

9210 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 644-3434
Fax: (949) 644-3433

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Honors & Awards

Sean M. Burke & Heather Higson awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice by the Orange County Trial Lawyers for 2014. Sean Burke has also been honored with this award in 2009 & 2005.

Top 5 Personal Injury Lawyers in Orange County by AVVO and OC Metro Magazine.