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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The human brain is the control center of the body. It controls all cognitive functions in the body. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may have already experienced dire symptoms because of your injury.

When this happens, you may need help to determine the type of brain injury and seek funds for your recovery. The lawyers at Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. are here to help you get answers following your accident.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury in which an object has pierced the skull is referred to as penetrating injury. Injury in which the skull remains intact is referred to as closed head injury.

Brain injuries may be classified as primary or secondary. Primary injuries are acquired during the incident. Primary injuries include the following:

  • Hematoma – Clotting of blood within or outside the brain due to tearing in the blood vessel
  • Hemorrhage – Flowing of blood from a torn blood vessel in the brain
  • Skull fractures – Breaks in the skull that can lead to pressure on the brain or leakage of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Contusion – Bruising of the brain tissue
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury – Damage to nerve fibers, causing their eventual loss

Secondary injuries result from changes in the body from the time the injury happened and continue for some time afterward, even hours or days. These injuries may include the following:

  • Hypoxia – Reduction of oxygen supply to the brain
  • Hypotension – Drastic drop in blood pressure
  • Cerebral edema – Swelling of the brain as a result of fluid buildup
  • Hydrocephalus – Fluid buildup in the cavities in the brain

Symptoms of TBI

Even a mild TBI can cause upsetting symptoms. You may feel dizzy, for example, or you may have a hard time remembering or focusing on things that were once easy to do. Just because the injury is mild doesn’t make it less serious.

Moderate to severe TBI also include the above symptoms but may have more severe symptoms, like vomiting, inability to speak, and other severe cognitive issues. These TBIs may require more urgent, long-term treatment before you’ve recovered.

Treatment of TBI

Treatment of traumatic brain injury often requires hospitalization and a series of tests and procedures. Severe cases may require surgery. In some cases, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and medications are prescribed. While these can help improve the quality of life, they can also be a drain on your time and resources.

Here is where we can help. If you’ve suffered from a TBI, you may be unable to work or do things you once loved. Your lawyer can take the pressure off you when you’re suing for your damages, so you can focus on your healthcare.

Get Compensated With a Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you have the right to claim compensation. A lawsuit can help you cover medical and other costs incurred during and after hospitalization. But a successful lawsuit may need an experienced lawyer.

Let our lawyers at Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. assist you with your claim. If you’ve suffered brain trauma, reach out for a free consultation when you’re ready to speak with us. Give us a call at 402-462-5187 or fill out the online contact form below.


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