Brain Bleed Injury
Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Dedicated to Representing Individuals Who Have Sustained Injuries as a Result of a Subdural Hematomas.
In a single year, an average of 230,000 individuals seek medical treatment for traumatic brain injuries. As a result of their injuries, nearly 45% of those individuals have a permanent disability. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the head encounters some form of blunt external force. As a result of this trauma, the brain ceases to function normally. In some instances, the side effects of TBIs are fortunately minor, but many are life-altering.
At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand the often-debilitating effects of personal injury. An accident that leads to a subdural hematoma can permanently alter your way of life. As such, the importance of finding the right representative for your personal injury case cannot be overstated. Our team of top rated personal injury attorneys is more than capable of representing you. Please call us today at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your consultation.Subdural Hematomas
One of the most common types of TBIs is a subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma refers to bleeding in the brain, specifically in the area between the skull and the tissue of the brain. This area, known as the dura mater, is one of three layers of membrane whose function is to protect the brain. A subdural hematoma occurs when a blood vessel bursts and begins to leak in the dura mater. Also known as a subdural hemorrhage or intracranial hematoma, it is found in roughly 25% of all reported head injury cases and is a serious and often life-threatening injury. There are three types of subdural hematomas, differentiated by the severity of the bleed and the time it takes for symptoms to manifest. These types are:
- Acute: Bleeding is very fast, and as such, symptoms present quickly after an injury is received. If not treated, there is a greater chance that an individual will pass out or die;
- Subacute: Symptoms take upwards of a few hours to a few weeks to manifest; and
- Chronic: Slow bleeding means symptoms might not appear for months. Most commonly seen in the elderly, even a minor injury to the head can lead to this type of subdural hematoma.
Common symptoms of subdural hematomas include headaches, memory loss, dizziness, slurred speech, nausea, and a loss of coordination. In babies, one indication of a subdural hematoma is an enlarged head. The more severe symptoms of this trauma include difficulty breathing, fainting, seizures, and possible paralysis. These symptoms can present in any of the three types of subdural hematomas listed above, but when they appear and how severe they are depend upon whether the hematoma is acute, subacute, or chronic.
For over twenty years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully represented individuals in personal injury cases throughout the Western New York area. Today, he is regarded to be a Best Lawyer of America and is fully capable of representing you in your subdural hematoma injury case. To receive your free consultation, call us now at 716-839-3939 or visit us online.Who is at Risk For Subdural Hematomas?
Any individual might develop a subdural hematoma as a result of a brain injury. However, there are certain demographic and lifestyle factors that can make it more likely that a subdural hematoma or some other TBI might occur; these factors include:
- The Elderly: As individuals age, the gap between the skull and the brain begins to widen. As a result, the three layers of membrane protecting the brain begin to stretch, and it becomes easier for them to break or tear in the event of a fall;
- Infants: Until they develop sufficient strength in their neck to hold up their heads, it is easy for babies to sustain injuries that might lead to a subdural hematoma;
- Athletes: Any individuals engaged in contact sports, in particular football players and martial artists, are at an increased risk for head injuries; and
- The Medically Compromised: Certain medical conditions can reduce the blood’s ability to clot. Individuals who use blood thinners, abuse alcohol, or have hemophilia, are, particularly at risk.
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The Cleveland Clinic reported that motor vehicle-related accidents are the most common cause of TBIs in the United States. The trauma that results from motor vehicle collisions, bicycle crashes, or pedestrian accidents can easily cause subdural hematomas. Other causes include sports-related injuries, which are most common in children and young adults, or falls, which typically affect the elderly. A TBI can also be the result of physical abuse, including domestic violence and child abuse.
In some instances, accidents that lead to TBI’s result from the negligence of another party. Individuals who were injured as a result of accidents might be eligible to receive legal compensation. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our lawyers are highly educated and experienced, and your best resource when it comes to determining the steps to take in a personal injury case. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week at 716-839-3939 or by contacting us online, and we are always ready to assist you in the best possible way.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!