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Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms of a Brain Bleed

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms of a Brain Bleed

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms of a Brain Bleed

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms of a Brain Bleed – Concussions have spent a significant amount of time in the media spotlight recently; however, this is only one of many different types of traumatic brain injuries. Despite the advances in the medical field, these traumatic injuries still have the potential to be life-changing. Based on some of the statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • The most at-risk population for traumatic brain injuries is the elderly, aged 75 and older.
  • The most common cause of fatal traumatic brain injuries in the elderly is a slip and fall injury.
  • The leading cause of a fatal traumatic brain injury in children and young adults is an auto accident.
  • Intentional assault is the most common cause of a fatal brain injury in toddlers.

Clearly, the world of traumatic brain injuries is wide and varied. Like other injuries, a head or brain injury can vary from mild to life-threatening. One of these life-threatening brain injuries is an intracerebral hemorrhage, also known as a brain bleed.

Causes of an Intracerebral Hemorrhage

An intracerebral hemorrhage results from the tearing of blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the various lobes of the brain. Some of the causes of intracerebral hemorrhage include:

Blunt Trauma: Blunt trauma refers to a blow to the skull that does not penetrate the head. This could consist of a slip and fall injury, striking the head on the dashboard in an auto accident, or even an assault with a baseball bat. Even though the skull isn’t penetrated, the blood vessels can still be torn.

Penetrating Trauma: The other type of trauma is called penetrating trauma. In this type of injury, the skull is broken, and the tissue underneath is damaged. This results from a stab wound or a gunshot wound.

Sometimes, it isn’t clear whether or not a brain bleed has occurred.

Symptoms to Watch For: A Brain Bleed is an Emergency

There are a few warning signs that people should watch for that could indicate a brain bleed. Some of these include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in vision or hearing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Fear of bright lights and loud noises

As the blood starts to fill the skull cavity, the intracranial pressure will begin to rise. This could lead to a cerebral herniation if it is not addressed quickly. This could be fatal. Because of this, anyone showing the signs or symptoms above needs to see a medical professional immediately. Emergent brain surgery could be required.

Watch YouTube Video: Brain Hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments. This video explains why a brain hemorrhage is a life-threatening medical condition. It also discusses the symptoms and treatments.

Help from a Lawyer

When a loved one is in a hospital with a traumatic brain injury, the entire family feels its effects. Many questions and concerns need to be addressed. Some of these include:

  • How exactly did this brain injury happen?
  • What are the tests that can be used to diagnose this injury?
  • Will there be any residual effects of this brain injury?
  • How is this going to impact the potential for employment?
  • Has the accident been investigated fully?

For help with these questions, please contact an experienced brain injury lawyer in Merced. You and your family could be deserving of financial compensation.

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I’m Ed Smith, a brain injury lawyer in Merced. A brain bleed is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident, call me at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly legal advice.

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