Any injury or blow to the head can cause a brain injury. One of the most devastating and severe brain injuries is a brain or intracranial hemorrhage. When one of the blood vessels inside the skull ruptures, blood flows out into the brain and damages the surrounding tissues and cells. Brain hemorrhages are usually sudden and require emergency medical intervention to prevent paralysis, permanent brain damage and death from occurring.
Brain Hemorrhage Warning Signs
While the majority of brain hemorrhages occur suddenly and without warning, if the blood leak is gradual, there may be early warning signs that a brain hemorrhage is imminent.
Symptoms of a brain hemorrhage:
- Sudden and Severe Headache
- Vomiting and Nausea
- Sudden numbness in extremities
- Partial paralysis
- Stroke like symptoms
- Sudden dizziness
- Loss of consciousness
An epidural hemorrhage is a specific type of brain injury that is particularly deadly. Victims with an epidural hemorrhage usually feel fine for days after they experience the initial blow to the head. Unfortunately, while they feel fine, the brain itself becomes a ticking time bomb. As the blood slowly seeps into the skull, it begins to penetrate the brain itself. When this occurs, the patient suddenly experiences symptoms and in this situation, even minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
Getting Help is Critical
If you or someone you love has experienced a brain hemorrhage, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Brain hemorrhages are life threatening and can easily cause death if not treated quickly. Upon admission, a CT scan or MRI will be used to diagnose the brain hemorrhage. Just like the aftermath of a stroke, a patient who has had a brain hemorrhage will need to spend several months in rehabilitation and may never fully regain full functioning.
Due to the severity and life long effects of a brain hemorrhage, it is important to seek the advice and assistance of a qualified brain injury attorney immediately following your accident. Brain injuries can take years to fully recover from and cost millions of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. In addition, many victims of a brain hemorrhage will have lifelong disabilities to deal with that may affect their ability to function at a high level, maintain a job and enjoy their lives.
Contact the Gold Law Firm Today
The attorneys at the Gold Law Firm have years of experience dealing with complicated brain injury claims and will do the very best to handle your case properly to achieve maximum compensation. Call us today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653, or fill out the contact form on this page.