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Head and brain trauma often leads to long-term medical problems

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2022 | Uncategorized

When considering head damage, most people think that the classic traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the worst trauma the human head can withstand. However, your brain can suffer other types of damage as well.

Head and brain trauma can occur in several situations. For example, they often arise in motor vehicle accidents and accidents occurring due to unsafe property conditions (slips and falls), to name a few.

What are some other forms of brain trauma?

The skull is strong and can withstand some amount of force. However, it is also vulnerable and may cease proper functioning in the wake of an injury. In many cases, a TBI comes with other dangerous injuries that can worsen the condition of victims. Examples of brain trauma in addition to a TBI include:

  • Basilar skull fracture: These fractures are potentially severe, involving a break at the skull’s base. They often require hospitalization under careful observation by medical personnel.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: These injuries may arise in incidents that cause a violent shaking of the head. They can range from mild to severe, with long-term coma and extensive damage occurring in the most severe cases.
  • Depressed skull fracture: In this injury, a portion of the skull is sunken (or depressed), sometimes with an accompanying laceration. In many cases, these fractures require surgery to correct.

Unfortunately, brain trauma often requires long-term medical treatment that most Corpus Christi, Texas, victims cannot afford. Worsening the financial hardships for victims, occupational, physical and other forms of expensive rehabilitation may also be necessary.

If your brain trauma occurred due to negligent or reckless conduct of another person, you have the right to pursue compensation. Familiarization with Texas accident and injury compensation laws can strengthen your insurance claim or injury lawsuit.