Hematoma Head Injuries
A subdural hematoma, simply called a “hematoma,” is a type of head injury that can be very serious and result in health concerns. During our decades of practice helping injury victims, Meshbesher Law Firm has worked with clients who have had hematomas resulting from an accident or on-the-job injury and experienced severe health issues because of them.
These individuals sought out legal help so they would not have to pay for medical expenses that they did not bring upon themselves. In cases like these, insurance companies may try to offer a settlement as soon as the injury happens, but working with an experienced lawyer can yield much better results.
A hematoma develops when blood gathers on the brain’s surface. This happens after some kind of trauma is inflicted on the head, often as the result of an accident or workplace injury. Young children, the elderly and anyone taking anticoagulant drugs are more likely to develop hematomas because of the sensitivity of the small veins that surround the brain.
A person may not immediately have symptoms of a hematoma — the symptoms often show up later. In fact, it can take over two weeks for the symptoms to appear. This is because the blood can accumulate on the brain’s surface slowly. It is a process, and the amount of time that lapses can make a person think that what they are experiencing has nothing to do with their accident.
The clues that the symptoms are accident-related are:
- Memory loss
- Loss of appetite
- Blurred vision
When these symptoms are experienced, it is important to seek immediate medical attention so that a CT scan or MRI can be done to diagnose the condition. Oral medications can be used to treat a hematoma, but there are some cases in which surgery is needed. The surgery consists of drilling into the skull so that pressure on the brain can be relieved. Not having proper medical intervention can make a hematoma fatal.
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If you suffered a hematoma and the expenses that come with it, it is time to talk with our attorneys about your options and your rights. Any time you are injured due to no fault of your own, you can hold the person who was at fault financially responsible for the damages they caused.