In some of the most serious accidents, individuals may sustain traumatic brain injuries as a result of negligence. These are considered catastrophic injuries because of the impact they have on the individual who has sustained the serious injury.
For many, recognizing how serious head injuries can be is important, especially when considering life moving forward. Here are some of the things you should be aware of when it comes to traumatic brain injuries.
Depending on the severity of the head injury, there are a number of different physical complications a person can experience. For instance, be aware of infections should a skull fracture occur and leave the brain vulnerable to bacteria.
In other instances, there may be fluid buildup in the brain or blood vessel damage. Over the long-term, a serious head and brain injury can lead to vertigo, seizures, and headaches, impacting a person’s quality of life.
Unfortunately, when a traumatic brain injury is considered moderate or severe, there is the possibility of the victim suffering a prolonged or permanent impact regarding their state of consciousness. This can also impact their awareness or responsiveness.
In the most serious brain injuries, a person may fall into a coma or a vegetative state due to brain damage. Brain death is also a potential irreversible issue. In less serious situations, the victim may experience a minimally conscious state in which they show some signs of responsiveness.
At Fieger Law, we understand how serious these brain injuries are and the impact they can have on the life of the injured. We also recognize the fact that they are often caused by negligence and those responsible deserve to be held accountable.