Did Negligence Cause Your Brain Injury Or Worsen The Outcome?
The term hematoma may be used for a wide range of injuries, including bruises on the limbs, torso or internal organs. As attorneys who have successfully represented many brain injury victims, we know that a brain hematoma can have serious consequences including permanent disability or death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident — whether in a car or trucking accident, on a motorcycle, as a pedestrian or in any other fashion — contact us for legal guidance. At Elegal, based in Salt Lake City, but serving people across Utah, our trial lawyers handle challenging personal injury cases and also pursue compensation for medical malpractice victims and their families.
Like other types of brain injury, a hematoma can be either subtle and non-life-threatening or potentially deadly — depending primarily on its location and severity. When an accident victim has suffered any type of head trauma, proper monitoring and the need to perform appropriate tests, such as CT scans or brain MRIs is very important.
Diagnosis And Rapid Response Can Be Critical In Hematoma Cases
The most serious types of hematoma are most commonly caused by a blow to the head or the sudden start-and-stop of a violent head motion. These include:
- Subdural hematoma — when blood collects on the surface of the brain and, in severe or acute cases, can rapidly fill the cavity and permanently damage brain tissue
- Intracranial hematoma — caused by the rupture of a blood vessel and causing the collection of blood in the skull cavity, a life-threatening condition that often requires surgical intervention
- Injuries near other areas of the brain, such as epidural and intracerebral hematomas
Some indicators of possible hematoma that should be recognized and taken seriously by medical professionals are:
- Severe or persistent headache
- Confusion or sudden mood shifts
- Loss of consciousness
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If you have reason to believe someone's negligence caused a brain hematoma very recently or in the last few years, you may have legal recourse. Call or e-mail our firm today to request a free consultation, and we will be ready to put our proven legal skills and medical resources to work evaluating your potential case.