Traumatic brain injury results from physical head trauma that leads to damage in one or more regions of the brain. The severity of TBI can vary, with the most minor injury type being a concussion. These typically lead to short-term loss of consciousness, but leave no evidence of long-term damage. More severe injuries can lead to paralysis, temporary or long-term, and debilitating health issues.
Symptoms of TBI may vary depending on where the brain injury is located and the extent of damage. Symptoms may include issues with balance, coordination, speech, memory, paralysis, and other complications. A brain injury may be sustained whether or not there has been penetration of the skull or an object has made contact with brain tissue. When physical trauma causes the skull to break a contusion can occur. With a contusion, one experiences bruising or swelling of the brain tissue.
Traumatic brain injury can be caused by a number of accident types, or trauma that is purposefully inflicted. However, the most common causes of TBI include transportation accidents particularly those that involve vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcycles.
Treating TBI typically involves methods used to prevent further damage, and ensure that a patient is stable. Severe cases often involve surgery to decrease swelling or drain excess fluid. Patients with severe damage also often undergo some type of rehabilitation to recover lost functioning to whatever extent may be possible.
In the event that one suffers a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, they may be entitled to legal compensation. Injured victims may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income, and other damages that may be related to their claim. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, due to the actions of someone else, contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in brain injury cases today for an evaluation of your case.
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