A skilled, experienced and trusted legal team that will fight to get you maximum compensation.

Photo of attorneys Ballard and Headley

When brain injuries get worse over time

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Many brain injuries get better over time, sometimes quite quickly. A minor injury like a concussion, for instance, can usually heal in a week or two. The person may be more susceptible to future concussions, but they won’t have other lasting effects – in most cases.

However, there are other situations in which brain injuries can actually get worse or more problematic over time. In some cases, This process can be catastrophic because the person with the injury doesn’t even understand what’s happening at the time. They don’t get the treatment that they need. This could allow the injury to progress until it is fatal.

A brain bleed

One example of this is an intracranial hematoma. Another would be a subdural hematoma. Both of these are just different types of bleeding that can happen in the brain or the tissue surrounding it. Something like a fall or a car accident can rupture a blood vessel, which then starts bleeding into this tissue.

At first, the effects may not even be noticeable. But the person may then start to develop headaches, dizziness and other sorts of issues. This can mean that the bleeding has progressed to the point where excessive pressure is being put on the brain itself. This can even cause the death of neural cells. People will often neglect to get treatment at first, because they think they don’t have a serious injury, but a hematoma can be fatal without medical intervention.

If you have lost a loved one or suffered severe injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation.