Cerebral Contusion Brain Injuries
A cerebral contusion is a bruise on the brain which can lead to life-threatening complications from bleeding in the brain. Even if there are no symptoms of a brain injury at first, symptoms can develop later as the condition worsens, potentially leaving the victim with permanent brain damage. If you or a loved one suffered a cerebral contusion from a workplace injury or other accident, you need help from Meshbesher Law Firm.
Types Of Cerebral Contusions
There are two types of cerebral contusions: coup and contrecoup injuries. In coup injuries, an impact directly on the side of the skull causes bruising on that side of the brain. In contrecoup injuries, bruising occurs when the brain bounces against the skull from an impact on the opposite side of the head.
Contrecoup injuries are typically more severe, as the bouncing against the skull can cause blood vessels to twist or tear more significantly than bruising from a direct impact. Other brain matter can become twisted and torn as well, and this can result in swelling or bleeding.
Contusions can lead to a condition where blood pools on the brain, known as a hematoma, which can cause permanent brain damage or even death. Because severe cerebral contusions tend to be found in the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain, issues frequently arise with reasoning skills, emotional stability, attention span and memory.
Compensation For Cerebral Contusion
The circumstances of the accident that caused the injury, its severity and what it has done to your life determine what you can seek compensation for. While usually, only contrecoup injuries lead to long-term complications, even a coup injury can be grounds for a workplace accident or injury claim.
You may be able to recover damages for:
- Cost of short-term or long-term care
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Other relevant expenses
Contact Us To Start Your Claim
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident or on-the-job injury that led to a cerebral contusion, there are medical bills that must be paid. Fortunately, the Meshbesher Law Firm can evaluate your case and file a claim on your behalf so that you can receive compensation for medical bills and more. Email the firm or call us at 612-349-5215 for a free consultation.