Epidural Hematomas

Following an injury to the head, one of the most dangerous complications can be a ruptured blood vessel. Hemorrhaging around the brain can be extremely destructive to some of the basic and necessary functions of the brain, as pressure build-ups can impact important and delicate areas of the brain. There are also obvious dangers involved in a significant loss of blood that can occur during these injuries.

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Causes of Epidural Hematomas

Like similar brain injuries, there are both simple and complex injuries that may produce an epidural hematoma. Although some of these causes may not be avoidable, many of them can be the direct result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malice. The following are notable causes for epidural hematomas:

  • Strong acceleration or deceleration forces, such as in a car accident
  • Trauma, especially to the side of the head
  • Spontaneous vessel rupturing

One of the most noticeable signs of an epidural hematoma, namely compared to other head injuries, is the presence of a lucid interval. This event occurs when an unconscious individual awakes from their comatose state for a short period of time, eventually returning to unconsciousness. If this event occurs, the probability that treatment will be successful is higher than if the person suffering the injury remains comatose.

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If you have sustained a serious injury because of another person’s negligence, contact the Appleton personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.