Causes of Brain Injuries

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According to statistics, more than 5 million people in the U.S. endure the effects of brain damage, and close to 1.5 million suffer from some type of brain injury. This can result in billions of dollars in medical costs and lost wages every year. Those are staggering numbers to think about, especially considering how often people don't realize they have a brain injury. Unfortunately, many people don't even report their accident or injury, assuming that nothing is wrong since they don't have any apparent symptoms at the moment.

If you believe a loved one is suffering from a brain injury due to the negligence or reckless actions of another individual, you may be able to take legal action against them. Abraham & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to helping victims suffering from brain injuries and their families. Do not hesitate to contact our compassionate Boston brain injury lawyers about your claim.

What are the most common causes of brain injuries?

A brain injury is caused by an external force that causes the brain to move inside the skull, causing damage. Incidents can either cause localized brain damage or diffuse damage. Localized damage is confined to a specific or small area. This can be caused by a bullet entering the brain, or other types of direct, focal damage. Diffuse damage can affect several areas of the brain.

There are a wide range of issues that can cause brain injuries, such as:

The most common cause of brain injuries, especially in senior and young children is falling. Falls often happen when getting out of a bed or bath, or going down stairs or ladders. One out of five injuries to the brain are from violent acts, including gunshot wounds, domestic violence, and child abuse. Youths and young adults are often affected by head injuries from playing sports like soccer, boxing, football, baseball, skateboarding, or hockey.

The Serious Consequences of Brain Injuries

Some injuries to the head can result in prolonged or permanent brain damage. This can be a result of bleeding inside the brain, known as intracranial hematoma, or from shearing forces that cause damage to the nerve cells of the brain, known as diffuse axonal injuries.

Serious brain injuries can lead to conditions such as:

  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Personality changes
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Cognitive or learning defects

Symptoms of such injuries may not appear immediately after suffering head trauma but can develop over time. Tools used to diagnose head injuries include CT scans, MRI's, Sand x-rays and other test should be administered quickly after an injury. Neurological tests may need to be taken more than once, adding additional expenses to the patient's bill.

Whether your loved one was injured at a football game or in a serious vehicle accident, it is crucial that you take action to protect their health and future today. Our Boston brain injury attorneys are here to review your case and provide you with the counsel and support you need.

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    Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
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    The Sarah Jane Brain Project
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