Traumatic and acquired brain injuries
Most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from a blow to the head, but it doesn’t necessarily require that type of trauma to suffer a brain injury. A TBI can result from sudden acceleration and deceleration or even a slip-and fall without hitting your head on the floor. TBIs are generally classified into five different types. Those are:
- Concussions when the brain slams against the hard walls of the skull
- Contusions that cause bleeding on the brain that might require surgery
- Contusions on two sides of the brain from back and forth movement
- Diffuse axonal injuries that tear the brain’s nerve tissue
- Penetration injuries when objects like bone fragments penetrate the brain
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries might include any of the following occurrences:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Intentional violent acts
- Sports injuries
Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries may or may not involve a loss of consciousness, but even without a loss of consciousness, a victim is likely to be confused or disoriented. Headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of balance and confusion are all signs of a traumatic brain injury.
Acquired brain injuries
Brain injuries might also be acquired. An acquired brain injury might result from negligent care and treatment by a healthcare provider. For example, medical negligence could cause the oxygen supply to the brain to become insufficient or completely cut off. The neurological deficiencies can be permanent or fatal. They’re usually far more profound than most traumatic brain injuries.
The Louisiana law firm of Salim-Beasley LLC has been representing victims who have been injured by the carelessness and negligence of others for over 50 years. A traumatic or acquired brain injury can emotionally and financially flattens a family. If you or somebody close to you has suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury, contact our offices at 800-491-1817 for a free case consultation and evaluation with a personal injury attorney from our law firm.