There are several different types of brain injuries depending on the type and amount of force that impacts the head. The type of injury the brain receives may affect just one functional area of the brain, various areas, or all areas of the brain. Victims of brain injury and their families often are not given the proper or adequate information regarding the nature of the brain damage. The field of traumatic brain injury is very complex and often health care providers do not have the time or resources to adequately address the medical and recovery issues involved.
Let's explores brain injury a little deeper.
Traumatic Brain injury
The most common type of brain injury involved in legal compensation cases is TBI (traumatic brain injury). This occurs when an external force either strikes the head or penetrates the skull and damages the brain matter directly. As you might imagine, most injury cases involving two or more parties involve some sort of TBI.
Here are some common examples you might want to know about.
- Concussion. Perhaps the most well known TBI. Concussions most often occur when the skull experiences a dramatic strike or impact. The brain makes contact with the inside of the skull, causing damage, bleeding, or worse. Common symptoms of concussion include dizziness, loss of consciousness, and memory trouble. Concussions can range from mild to severe.
- Penetration. Quite simply penetration is when a foreign object enters through the skull and results in damage directly to the brain. Penetration injuries can occur from bullets, knives, blunt objects, or flying debris.
- Diffuse Axonal. Occurs through rotation or shaking of the head. These injuries are often found in car accidents, whiplash events, or 'shaken baby' occurances. These injuries often entail the tearing and damage of nerve endings rather than brain tissue itself.
- Contusion. Bruising and resulting bleeding of brain tissue from any variety of impact with the head. Sometimes goes hand in hand with concussions. Sometimes contusions require surgery to be removed.
Acquired Brain Injury
ABI (acquired brain injury) involves disorders of the brain that are less induced by external events. Some examples include stroke, degenerative disease, anoxia, hypoxia, and tumors.
It is important, however, to decide if even these events were spurred on by external causes that could have been prevented. If you were exposed to toxins on the job, and have been diagnosed with brain damage as a result, you certainly have the right to pursue compensation. This is mostly a matter of assessing your environment and deciding if the situation could have been avoided, and if avoidance was inside the power of your workplace (or wherever else the injury occurred).
Brain Injury Compensation
With the right brain injury attorney, monetary damages can be collected for the victim if the brain injury is inflicted because of an automobile, bicycle or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of others and brain injuries to infants due to birth-related malpractice and/or medical negligence. Injury to the brain can cause serious results. These include death, coma, permanent vegetative state, dementia, communication and motor skills, seizures, muscle paralysis, muscle spasms, abnormal bone growth, criminal violence or thoughts of suicide. Nearly always, they require expensive medical attention for the rest of the victim's life.
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