The brain is tightly packed in the skull so that it cannot slide around and bruise itself against the hard wall of the skull. While this helpful to prevent brain bruising caused by small movements, it also means that there is not much room in the skull should something like swelling occur. In fact, any extra pressure can cause serious damage.
When the brain suffers from trauma, it can result in a hematoma. This can put unsafe pressure on the brain tissue that can disrupt your ability to move, think, and process sensory information. If you have suffered from a brain injury caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your suffering. To discuss your case, contact a Milwaukee personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Causes of Hematomas
Hematomas occur when blood vessels are so damaged that they leak blood into the surrounding tissue. Although this is basically the same thing as a bruise, doctors typically reserve the term “hematoma” for bleeding that is caused by major trauma or surgery. They can result from operations as well as slips and falls, assault, elevated falls, and car accidents, among other things.
Hematomas are usually classified based on the location of the bleed. Common hematoma locations include:
- Epidural – between the skull and the tough membrane surrounding the brain, the dura
- Subdural – bleeding between the skull and dura
- Subarachnoid – between the arachnoid membrane and the brain
This bleeding can put dangerous pressure on the brain. If left untreated, the pressure can cause tissue to die. If this has happened to you as a result of another party’s negligence, you should consult a lawyer today.
If you have suffered from head trauma due to another person’s negligence, you should not let this carelessness go unpunished. For more information, contact the experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.