Up to 5 million Americans have suffered and are living with brain injury. These types of injuries can affect your quality of life, and may even lead to physical, mental or intellectual disabilities. Injuries of this nature are typically caused by things like contact sports or car accidents. It is important to see a doctor immediately for brain scans if you’ve suffered any kind of moderate to severe head injury.
A hematoma is another name for a brain bleed. The dura is tough matter which encircles the brain, offering some form of protection as well as keeping foreign matter and bacteria from the delicate folds of the inner brain. If you’ve suffered a subdural hematoma, chances are that you have bleeding underneath the dura caused by head trauma. This kind of injury is caused by burst blood vessels such as arteries and veins caused by a hard blow to the head such as in the case of a car accident.
In this type of head bleed, the dura detaches from the skull, and a major blood vessel such as an artery bursts due to broken pieces of bone nicking it. This leads to the pooling of blood just above the dura, in the space between it and the skull.
These types of injuries need immediate medical attention because of the risk of serious complications. In fact, people who have suffered epidural hematomas have a 20 percent or more chance of dying if they are not seen by a surgeon who can then open and drain the injury before repairing the burst blood vessel.
Here are some warning signs which may point to a hematoma:
- An intense headache which doesn’t let up for hours.
- Dizziness and disorientation
- Personality changes
- Feeling faint
- Cognitive issues
- Sensory issues such as blurred vision
Since these injuries are due to car accidents, slip and fall incidences or a blow to the head from sports, one can say that it is possible to file a personal injury lawsuit if they can prove, with the help of an attorney, that their injuries were due to someone else’s careless actions. If you believe this applies to you, don’t wait: call us today on 877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation into head injuries. Thanks, and we look forward to serving you.