Are there different types of brain injuries? | Bart Durham Injury Law

Are there different types of brain injuries?

You have likely heard at some point in your life that brain injuries are extremely dangerous. Often, victims of a brain injury never fully recover, and they are left requiring living assistance or suffering from gaps in memory or even impaired motor functions. However, brain injuries are often discussed in a very general way, implying that all types of brain injuries are the same. This is not the case.

There are technically two overall classifications of brain injury, but even each classification has different types of brain injury. The two classifications are Traumatic Brain Injuries, which are the result of external force, and Acquired Brain Injuries, which are the result of something other than external force, generally an extended period of oxygen deprivation, such as from drowning or strangulation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries are perhaps the most common type of brain injury, and the most common type of TBI is a concussion. Concussions are the result of impact trauma to the head, which can come from being struck, falling, suffering whiplash and much more. Other TBIs include: diffuse axonal injuries, which come from severe shaking or rotating; contusions, which is similar to a concussion, but involves localized bleeding in the brain; and penetration injuries, which occur when an external object penetrates the skull or brain.

The type of brain injury you suffer can have a significant impact on your level of health and well-being and can also affect the severity of the injury. Concussions, for example, are not always life changing, but it is rare to suffer a penetration injury that does not require extensive medical assistance. If you experience any symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, severe headache or loss of consciousness, it is in your best interests to seek medical attention immediately. If you discover a brain injury that you believe was caused by someone else's negligence, consider meeting with an attorney to learn if you can recover compensation.

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