In the United States, brain injuries affect over a million people each year. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by automobile accidents while other causes include slip and falls, medical malpractice, sports injuries and criminal acts.
When negligence results in brain damage, it is truly devastating. A person is no longer themselves. Their personality totally changes. Their memory is affected. They cannot work. They cannot support their family. Typically, such injuries require a lifetime of medical care and assistance. The cost of such care can be in the millions of dollars.
Concussions, brain hemorrhage, loss of consciousness, coma, and skull fractures are examples of moderate to severe brain injury.
Some brain injuries of this nature are generally detectable by imaging devices such as a CT, X-RAY, EEG or MRI. In many instances, the patient’s life is at issue. Likely complications are brain swelling, contusion and edema. In virtually all cases, the future quality of life of the patient is at risk. Others occur within the deep recesses of the most complex object on earth, the brain and are not immediately obvious. Brain injuries may not become apparent until later when complex tasks are undertaken.
There are certain classic symptoms may include:
• blurred vision
• personality changes
Even though the patient may suffer a “mild traumatic brain injury” the resulting impairments can have a devastating effect on the person’s ability to function normally.
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