The brain can be injured in several ways, each depending on the type of force and the amount of force that ultimately impacts the head. The injury may effect a single portion of the brain, multiple areas, or the entire brain. A few of the different types of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are discussed below.
Brain Injury Attributed to a Trauma
A brain injury is damage to the brain that results in an impairment to speech, language, behavioral or physical functioning. When the damage is not caused caused by a congenital disorder, a malignant tumor or a toxic substance, the application of an external force, limited blood supply or a birth trauma is often to blame.
A concussion occurs when the brain experiences a sudden impact, change in momentum or a movement change. The cranial nerves can become damaged in the process.
A contusion is a bruise, or pooled blood, on the brain.
Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury
A coup-contrecoup injury describes a brain bruise that appears both at the point of impact and on the opposite side of the brain.
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the professionals from Diaco Law are here to help you pursue compensation for injuries. Symptoms can include cognitive, speech, behavioral and sensory issues. The law limits the amount of time during which you can file a claim, call us today at 888-SOS-FIRM!