Brain injuries often occur when individuals are involved in an accident that includes a forceful impact to the head or that severely shakes the head. These issues often occur in severe auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and even inappropriate or negligent medical treatment. This injury is typically referred to as a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. Because the brain controls the primary functions of the body, these injuries can be extremely traumatic and may come with life-altering changes.
Every brain injury has the potential to alter the personality, thought processes and emotional life of the victim. Depending on the seriousness of the traumatic brain injury, a person may experience balancing issues, damaged vision, loss of memory, paralysis, and even vegetative coma. One of the more common injuries related to the brain is a subdural hematoma (brain hemorrhage). A hematoma is essentially a collection of blood caused by bleeding from a blood vessel.
As the bleeding continues, pressure to the brain increases that may ultimately affect brain function permanently. Symptoms include headaches, confusion or weakness to a particular part of the body. Often, surgical intervention is needed to avoid catastrophic injury or death. Brain injury claims are highly complex, and should be handled by an attorney with the proper experience in such cases. To learn more about cases involving traumatic brain injuries, call us at 305-598-2000.