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Brain Damage

Brain Damage

Brain damage can take place as a result of various conditions such as injuries, illnesses and even as a consequence of iatrogenesis. The possible and most common causes of brain damage consist of infection, neurological illness and prolonged hypoxia. Even chemotherapy can cause damage to the oligodendrocyte cells and stem cells of the brain. The various common causes of head injuries and brain damage are physical stroke, trauma, surgery and aneurysm. The effect and extent of brain injuries are often assessed with the use of neuro-imaging, neuropsychological assessment and neurological examination.

Brain injury suffered whether from alcohol abuse, traumatic brain damage, vitamin B deficiency or stroke can result in the problem of Korsakoff’s Psychosis in which the patient engages in the process of confabulations. It is not sure that brain injuries will essentially lead to the long-term disability or impairment. In some of the severe cases, the result may be everlasting disability such as delusions, movement and speech problems, and mental handicap and neurocognitive deficits. There can also be some personality changed due to the ill effects of brain damage. In many a situations, it has been found that the serious head injuries can result in coma, a state of persistent vegetation and even death.

Head damages fall into two major categories of the internal injuries and external damages. As scalp is a sensitive part of the head and is rich in blood vessels, even a small bruise or cut can result in bleeding. The swelling that appear after the suffering of a head blow can generally be the result of scalp veins dripping blood or fluid under or into the scalp.

As the brain is surrounded and protected by the cerebrospinal fluid, a severe head jerk or blow can knock the human brain into the skull side and tear the blood vessels. Any injury suffered on the internal head be it brain damage or fractured skull can be severe and life threatening. It can be really hard to know the level of damage suffered on the brain so it is always a good option to discuss the problem and related treatments with the doctor. In case of serious head injuries, there are complete chances of the person losing consciousness and other signs of perplexities.

Concussion is another kind of internal brain damage that causes temporary brain function loss. Repeated or severe concussions can lead to permanent brain injury. In order to prevent various types of brain damage or head injuries, one must carefully wear set belts and helmets while riding in a vehicle and make sure that the sharp objects of your home and workplace are duly made blunt and non-risky.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case if you complete our Online Application Form. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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