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An intracranial hematoma is a very serious injury that can be caused by a blow to the head. It is formed when blood vessels within the brain rupture, causing blood to pool within the brain or between the brain and the skull. This buildup of blood puts pressure on the brain and can cause many problems.

Intracranial hematomas are most commonly caused by traumatic brain injuries. If you have suffered from one of these serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088 to learn more.

Symptoms of a Brain Hematoma

If you experience any of these symptoms following a blow to the head, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech or other communication difficulties
  • Pupils of unequal size
  • Decreased function on one side of your body

Intracranial hematomas can progress quickly. If they are not treated, they can lead to coma or death.

Treatment for Brain Hematomas

Hematomas often require surgery to remove the excess blood and relieve the pressure on the brain. In milder cases, the symptoms may be controlled with medication or require no treatment. Doctors often prescribe anticonvulsants after any major head injury to reduce the risk of a post-traumatic seizure.

Whatever treatment is used, recovery from an intracranial hematoma can be slow. Some symptoms may persist for the rest of your life. Problems like amnesia, recurrent headaches, and shortened attention span are especially known for their persistence.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered an intracranial hematoma, you may be eligible for compensation from the responsible party. Contact Jacksonville hematoma lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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