Brain Injuries

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written by: RogerSterling

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force
hurts the brain. Traumatic brain injury also referred to as intracranial injury
occurs when a violent blow, a sudden bump or a jolt to the head makes the brain
to be in a collision course inside the skull, possibly making the brain to be
bruised, nerve endings to be torn and bleeding leading to a brain dysfunction. An
object going through the skull for instance a bullet, enters the brain tissue and
even a broken piece of skull can cause traumatic brain injury.

The causes of Traumatic brain injury are diverse. The top
three leading causes are firearms, motor vehicle accidents and falls. Other causes
may include, violent blow to the head, explosive blasts, sports injuries and
assaults. Traumatic brain injury could be open head injury or closed head
injury depending on the factor which caused it. In the case of open head
injury, the skull is penetrated by an external object resulting into bleeding,
damage to the nerve endings and the brain tissue. Open head injury often
results from penetration of the skull by objects such us bullets among others. Close
head injury on the other hand results where the skull is damaged and the brain
tissue is not penetrated even though the brain tissue may be caused to swell
and may be bruised following the injury. Results from falls and motor vehicle
crashes.

Other factors which may lead to traumatic brain injury too
include, chemicals and toxins such as carbon monoxide poisoning, lead poisoning
and insecticides, tumors, lack of oxygen or hypoxia and stroke among others.

Traumatic brain injuries symptoms can be mild, moderate and
severe depending on the extent of damage to the brain tissue. Mild symptoms
include, inability to balance properly, loss of consciousness for a few
seconds, difficulty in sleeping or oversleeping, fatigue or lethargy, nausea,
headache, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, memory problems, depression,
anxiety and mood swings. Moderate to severe symptoms include, loss of consciousness
for several minutes or hours, persistent headache, convulsions or seizures,
dilating of one or both pupils, inability to awaken from sleep, nausea, loss of
coordination, numbness of fingers and toes, clear fluids coming from nose or
ears, unusual behavior, slurred speech, coma and other disorders of
consciousness.

In case of a Traumatic brain injury, one should quickly seek
medical help from a qualified physician to prevent the situation from worsening
and also to ensure that they get appropriate care to minimize the negative
outcome as much as possible. Medical care should be the primary focus in case a
traumatic brain injury occurs thereafter it could be relevant to ascertain the
cause of the injury.

If the injury was self-inflicted, then only medical care
could be okay and then seek out to take preventive measures to ensure no future
repeats occurs. For instance, if a slippery floor led to one falling causing
them to hit their head, adding friction could help minimize future accidents
from the slippery floor. On the other hand, if the injury was caused by a secondary
factor such as a bullet wound, motor vehicle crash or violence, the second
thing to do would be to establish the actual cause and who was responsible for it
so that the plaintiff can be awarded damages for the injury sustained as a result.

In a situation where someone is legally liable to the brain
injury, the first thing to do would be to speak with a personal injury lawyer who
specializes in brain injury litigation who thereafter help in analyzing the
complex medical and legal issues which often result from brain injury. The lawyer
will also help the person sustaining the injury to choose the best mode of
settlement, whether an out of court or through the court, and the appropriate
damages.

The lawyer will help you understand the legal basis on which
your case is based which in turn will help in gathering the relevant evidence and
proofs necessary for winning the lawsuit and settlement. Most often, brain
injury lawsuits are always based on legal theory called negligence. To prove
negligence, the lawyer will help the person bringing forward the lawsuit, the
plaintiff, prove that the party they are suing, the defendant, is legally responsible
for the injury.

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