After coming home from a shopping trip with her sister, 22-year-old Kandi Brannan unhooked her gun holster and placed it on the bathroom counter. She chose to leave the bathroom quickly to attend to her misbehaving son. However, she forgot something very important—her loaded Kel-Tec .380 handgun was lying on the counter when 3-year-old Taylor Porter found it. While waiting in the bathroom for his bathwater to be ready, Taylor picked up the gun and it accidentally discharged into his forehead.
He was transported to a nearby hospital before being taken via helicopter in critical condition to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. According to KTVU- TV, Taylor’s skull was fractured and parts of his brain were exposed. Thanks to the guiding hands of God, Taylor has been reported in stable condition as of March 11. Doctors are hoping that he will make a full recovery. Manchester police are still investigating the accident and the district attorney’s office may press charges, depending on the investigation results.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Head Trauma
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States for those between the ages of 1 and 44 years old. However, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons asserts that the number of head injuries caused by gunshots has increased during the last 20 years. Gunshot wounds are now the leading cause of TBI in many urban areas, whether inflicted by intentional violence or unintentional accidents. Fifty percent of victims with head trauma die in the emergency room. Of the surviving patients, 50 percent will suffer seizures and other complications associated with TBI.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a TBI as a result of another person’s negligence in a construction, truck or car accident, get the compensation you deserve. Our Nashville injury lawyer is committed to providing the best representation possible for victims of traumatic brain injury. Seeking justice through legal representation allows you to gain money for the costs of brain injury rehabilitation and lifelong medical expenses families will face. Do not hesitate to call us at (615) 690-2080 today or visit our website for more information. We offer a free, no obligation consultation in order to give advice and evaluate your case.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28