Brain Injury Types & Effects

By | July 2, 2017

Facts To Know About Brain Injury

Brain is a vital part of the body because through it, information for the body is received, distributed and organized. In addition, the brain is also responsible for a person’s mental processes and physical actions.

When a person obtains a brain injury, his/her life may suddenly change. Due to the problems that are brought by this kind of injury, persons who are suffering from it are entitled by law to file a claim against the person at fault. Compensation that will be received, if the fault of another party is proven, will be used for that person’s recovery.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are two types of brain injuries that can be obtained by person. The two types of brain injuries are:

1.Traumatic Brain Injury– A traumatic brain injury is obtained when an outside force hits the head. The brain is traumatically injured when that certain amount of force is hard enough for the person’s brain to go within the skull or causes the skull to be broken which will hurt the brain directly. A person who has a traumatic brain injury may show the following symptoms:

  • confusion
  • slow pulse
  • spinal fluid is going out of the nose or ears
  • unequal size or dilated eyes
  • changes in vision
  • vomiting
  • loss of bladder or bowel control
  • body tingling or numbness
  • having trouble in swallowing and speaking
  • indistinct speech

Traumatic brain injuries have different types. These types depend on the amount and type of force that hits a person’s head. Some of the types of traumatic brain injuries are:

  • Diffuse Anoxal Injury- this injury can be a result of string rotation or shaking of the head
  • Concussion- this injury can be a result of a direct blow to a person’s head, aggressive shaking of the head, and gunshot wounds
  • Penetration Injury- a person obtains this injury due to the blow of a knife, bullet, or other kind of sharp object that forces skin, hair, bone, and other elements into the brain from the object

2.Acquired Brain Injury– Acquired brain injury is an injury which is not congenital, degenerative, hereditary, or stimulated by a birth trauma. It is an injury which occurs and is acquired after the birth of a person. The following symptoms may be seen from a person who has an acquired brain injury:

  • disorders in muscle movement
  • extreme behavior problems
  • cognitive impairment

Meanwhile, here are two types of acquired brain injury

  1. Anoxic brain injury- anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is unable to be get oxygen which is needed are needed by the brain cells in order to function and survive
  2. Hypoxic brain injury- this occurs when the brain gets insufficient oxygen

Los Angeles Brain Injury Claims
Obtaining a brain injury will bring a lot of problems to the victim as well as to the victim’s loved ones. Claims may be filed by the victim in order to receive compensation for the following:

  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • punitive damages
  • medical and hospital bills
  • life-care
  • impairment of the capability of earning
  • medical monitoring

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