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The Tragic Consequences of Brain Injury

Of all the injuries that a person can sustain, brain damage is one of the most serious. Arguably our most important organ, the brain is also one of the most vulnerable. The consequences of brain injury can vary widely depending on the location, cause, and severity of the injury.

Causes of Brain Injury

Brain injuries can be either diffuse, meaning widespread throughout the brain, or focal, meaning concentrated in one area. These types of injury are associated with different causes.

Diffuse brain injuries are often caused by hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen. Common causes include near-drowning incidents, complications during childbirth, and infections. One type of trauma associated with this problem is called diffuse axonal injury, or DAI. This is most commonly caused by car accidents.

Focal injuries are more likely to be caused by physical trauma, although they can also be caused by surgical errors, aneurysms, and neurological disorders. Common causes of focal injuries are car accidents, battery, and gunshot wounds.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury, a Jacksonville personal injury attorney can give you informed advice about your legal options.

Effects of Brain Injury

People who have suffered a brain injury do not always show symptoms immediately, and symptoms that are shown are not always permanent. Unfortunately, other victims suffer serious and chronic conditions after sustaining brain damage. Possible symptoms of brain damage include:

  • Sudden and dramatic changes in personality
  • Impaired cognition or memory loss
  • A new disability such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis
  • Psychological problems, including delusions and hallucinations
  • Coma, sometimes leading to death

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered brain damage because of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses and suffering. Contact knowledgeable Jacksonville brain injury attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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