How Is traumatic Brain Injury Defined?
Traumatic Brain Injury Definition
Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as damage to the brain as a result of mechanical impacts
related to a fall, a fatal accident, and or gunshot.
How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Occur?
put, Traumatic Brain Injury is occasioned by external mechanical forces
that give rise to brain malfunction. It is characterized with internal brain tissue
ruptures and damages, possible internal bleeding, and a host
of other mechanical damages, which lead to a dysfunction of the brain cells. In
such instances, terrible loss of consciousness, multiple amnesia, and
recurrent seizures are witnessed.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit
As to when one should consider filing a law suit against the person(s)
responsible for a particular Traumatic Brain Injury scenario, medical
assessment to ascertain the extent of the injury should be of precedent
consideration. Once the medical report indicate the extent of brain
damage, a skilled lawyer can then be hired to determine the legal worth
of the injury.
Causes Traumatic Brain Injury
Road accidents involving serious impacts as a result of head-on
collisions, rolling, and or crashing of a vehicle in which one is a
passenger. Motorcycle crash impacts as well as bicycle related accidents
are also under this category.
2. Research has shown
that nearly 20% of Traumatic Brain Injury cases are caused by violence
related impacts. Domestic based violence, child abuse,
shaking or vigorous tossing of a baby as well as gunshots are under this category.
3. Sliding in the toilet, bathroom, or
stairs and consequent impacts in case of a fall related to the same.
Under the same class are fall impacts from ladders.
Sport related injuries to the head and other body parts. Categorically,
boxing, hockey, soccer, baseball, football, skateboarding, and lacrosse are
sports whose impacts may lead to Traumatic Brain Injury. Highly
documented as a common cause of Traumatic Brain injury, among all sports,
is boxing, due to the multiple blows normally directed on the player’s head.
5. Combat related injuries and blasts: these are
causative scenarios mostly common among security, military and general
forces personnel in active assignments. Though not very clear, experts
argue that the resultant waves emanating from generated pressure, substantially affects the functionality of the brain.
Heavy impacts on the head with blunt objects and debris, falls, pressure-pact body to body or body to object collisions, and deeply entrenched
wounds on the head are also major causes of Traumatic Brain Injury.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury is characterized by psychological and physical effects
which are either seen instantly or after a given time lapse, normally
after days or maybe weeks. The symptoms can be mild, moderate as well as
In mild injuries, headache, nausea,
fatigue, poor or difficulty in sleeping, oversleeping, imbalance and
regular dizziness, blurred vision, annoying tastes in mouth, poor sense
of smell and over sensitivity to illumination are possible signs. A
patient may also suffer memory lapses, reduced attention or
concentration, mood alterations, depression and constant restlessness.
cases of serious Traumatic Brain Injury, a patient will
suffer hours of unconsciousness, severe and prolonged headaches,
constant vomiting, dangerous seizures and convulsions, eye pupil
dilation, numbness on the legs and hands, poor or no coordination at
all, fluid drains from the ears and the nose as well as incomprehensible
lack of ability to wake up from sleep. Worst still, general confusion,
heightened anxiety, heaviness of the tongue, and coma, are other
symptoms of severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Eventually, death maybe the case, if not properly treated!
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