Closed Head Injury
What is a Closed Head Injury?
A closed head injury is a trauma suffered to the head in which the continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes are maintained. A closed head injury may range from mild to severe. A closed head injury may also either be confined to one part of the brain or spread throughout multiple parts of the brain.
Closed Head Injury Symptoms
Typically, when a closed head injury takes place, the symptoms are immediately noticeable. Symptoms for a closed head injury consist of the following:
- Loss of Consciousness
- Dilated Pupils
- Difficulty Communicating
- Vision Problems
- Respiratory Difficulty
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leakage (from nose or ears)
Causes of Closed Head Injury
If a forceful impact causes a person's brain to knock against the skull, the brain will be injured as a consequence. This forceful impact is usually caused by a car accident, physical sports play, or some form of violence. A closed head injury is different than an open head injury in that no object actually pierces through the brain.
Closed Head Injury Consequences
Various damages can occur with a closed head injury. In most cases, the injury will probably keep someone in the hospital, for at least a brief duration of time, until the symptoms start to heal. Components of the brain are usually damaged on the outside of the brain where the impact inside the head transpired. This may cause speech and language problems and may be a detriment at work and at home. Visual acuity may also be affected causing problems in visual judgments such as driving or certain types of jobs that require hand-eye coordination.
Closed Head Injury Treatment
Treatment for a closed head injury depends on what particular damage was done and the severity of the injury. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the extent of the injury due to the various factors involved with a closed head injury. In general, the prognosis is better if the patient is unconscious or in a coma for a short amount of time rather than a long period of time.
If you or a loved one has experienced a closed head injury, please contact our Head and Brain Injury Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our lawyers not only work on closed head injury cases but in other personal injury areas, as well as criminal defense and DUI, dog bites, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, and product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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