The brain is arguably the most complex organ in the human body, and there are still many secrets left to unlock before science and medicine have a full understanding of how it actually works. As the central control unit of the body, an injury to the brain can have a wide range of different impacts and can have unexpected side effects seemingly completely unrelated to the brain at all. Brain injuries are commonly caused by impacts, but there are many other ways that the brain can suffer a permanent, debilitating injury as well.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury that someone else caused, then contact us as soon as possible so that we can discuss your legal options and your rights for compensation. The team at Fasig | Brooks has years of experience fighting for what our clients deserve as victims of personal injuries, and your situation will be no different. We understand that this time in your life is extremely stressful and confusing as you try to make sense of how to move forward from this accident, which is why we are proud to take on the legal battle for you so that you can focus on your personal life without the added stress.
Read more below for some general information about brain injuries, and contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation where we can get into the specifics of your situation and help put your mind at ease about the support that is available for you to get through this difficult legal process.
Common Types of Brain Injuries
There are many different ways that the brain can be injured, and the symptoms and side-effects of a brain injury can have a wide range of possibilities depending on a number of key factors. The following are a few of the most common ways that the brain can be injured, but whether or not you see your own injuries listed below, contact us now to learn about how we can support you through the legal process of getting the money that you deserve from the responsible party.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The term “traumatic brain injury,” or TBI, covers a wide range of injuries and causes resulting from trauma to the brain due to blunt force or impact. A TBI can be something like a minor concussion, with minimal side effects and a simple recovery, to permanent brain damage and even death. All TBIs, regardless of severity, must be examined by a medical professional to ensure that proper treatment is facilitated.
A stroke occurs when oxygen and blood supply to the brain is restricted due to a complication in an artery leading to the brain, which then results in a rapid die-off of brain cells and tissues in the impacted area. Depending on the severity of a stroke, the speed that it was treated, and many more factors, a stroke can cause injuries that are either permanently debilitating or could be recovered from completely.
A brain tumor is a mass of tissue between the brain and skull and can be categorized as either malignant or benign. A malignant tumor is cancerous and can cause serious damage to the brain as well as spread across the body through the bloodstream. A benign tumor spread more slowly, and are not cancerous, but can cause brain damage by putting pressure on the area of the brain it is growing on.
Drug and Alcohol Brain Damage
Drug abuse, overdoses, or excessive alcohol intake can cause serious, long-term brain damage in a number of ways. Long-term damage can be caused by a disruption of nutrient flow to the brain, but serious damage can be caused in short periods of time due to oxygen restriction, chemical damage, and a variety of other acute injuries caused by harmful chemicals.
Medical malpractice is not a “type” of brain injury as it is a potential cause of brain injuries, but it deserves to be included on this page. If you or a loved one seeks treatment from a qualified and licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take a prudent and reasonable approach to your care in order to help you towards the medical outcome that you are hoping for.