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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disturbance in normal brain function resulting from a violent impact on the head or damage to brain tissue when something penetrates the skull. Injuries range from mild to severe. A TBI, even a mild one, can lead to long-term impacts to your health and wellbeing.

If you or a loved one has suffered any types of traumatic brain injuries, you may have grounds for an NYC personal injury lawsuit. Talk to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP if you’ve suffered a devastating injury and need help getting compensated for your suffering.

Different Types of TBIs

Generally, there are two categories of brain injury. An injury characterized by a break in the skull is referred to as penetrating brain injury. Causes include a bullet entering the skull, or the stabbing of the cranium.

An injury that does not involve penetration is called closed brain injury. This is often caused by the violent shaking or jolting of the head which in turn leads to damage of the brain tissue from bruising and wounding. Causes of closed brain injury include auto accidents and sports.

Under these two categories fall different types of abnormalities resulting from TBI, which include the following:

  • Contusion – An injury on brain tissue that causes leaking of blood from surrounding blood vessels (bruising)
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury – A disruption in the functioning of nerve fibers and their eventual loss
  • Diffuse Injuries – Microscopic injuries spread throughout the brain
  • Hematoma – The collection of blood in or on the surface of the brain
  • Hemorrhage – Massive bleeding occurring as blood continuously escapes from an open blood vessel
  • Ischemia – A decrease in blood supply to parts of the brain
  • Skull Fractures – Breaks in the skull which can lead to consequent injury to blood vessels and nerves, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid, or bone pressing on the brain

Treatment for a Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment of TBI depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment can range from rest and observation to rehabilitation for injuries that result in disabilities. Depending on the extent of the injury, recovery may also take time for the patient.

Because of this, your treatment options may vary depending on the specifics of your injuries. That means the cost of your treatment may also vary. Even a mild TBI can lead to time off work, emotional distress, and other suffering. Your brain injury lawyer can address these costs and help you recover from the suffering you experienced.

Talk to a Lawyer about Your Brain Injury

Brain injuries can be expensive and difficult to overcome. But when traumatic brain injury results from an accident because of another person’s carelessness or neglect, you do have the right to be compensated. But this will entail legal work that you and your loved ones may not have the time and energy to take on.

The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help. They can help you get compensated for the suffering you experienced, starting with a free consultation for your injuries. Give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the following online contact form.

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