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Brain damage is the destruction of brain cells, which can cause extensive physical and mental disabilities. People with brain damage may have difficulty with everyday activities, including walking, speaking, and understanding others. Severe brain damage may lead to coma and even death.
Brain damage is caused by forceful impacts to the head. Common causes of brain damage include:
Brain damage is often present in head trauma cases. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a brain injury, do not delay. The Ohio brain injury lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy have helped innocent brain injury victims get the compensation they need to recover from their accidents.
Head trauma is any impact to the head that causes tissue damage. Injuries to the scalp and skull are considered head trauma. Complications from head trauma include:
Signs of traumatic brain injury depend on the severity of the injury. Some people with mild brain injuries may lose consciousness for short periods of time, while other people never lose consciousness at all. Other symptoms of mild brain injury include:
The effects of moderate and severe brain injuries are more pronounced and may result in long periods of unconsciousness. Slurred speech, convulsions, pupil dilation, and loss of coordination are also signs of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries.
The severity of a brain injury might not be obvious at first. Brain injuries also can get worse over time. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice any symptoms of a brain injury after an accident.
If your brain injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, an Ohio brain injury lawyer from Nurenberg Paris can help you get the compensation you need to begin recovering. Call us today at (216) 621-2300 or fill out a free initial consultation form.