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Subdural Hematoma Accidents

Even head trauma that is minor can put substantial force on the brain that may result in subdural hematoma, which some may even call intracranial bleeding.

Subdural hematoma accidents may result from a burst of blood vessels in the area between the brain and the membrane outermost, which covers the brain, also referred to as dura mater.

A hematoma is the collection of blood formation; this can place catastrophic pressure on the tissue of the brain.

When this type of pressure from active bleeding goes unrelieved and builds, individuals can sustain critical injuries, or even fatality.

Acute subdural hematomas are among many fatal head injuries, with a mortality rate between 50% to 90%. As for these types of fatal head injuries, 30% entail an acute subdural hematoma.

Causes of Brain Bleeds and Traumatic Head Injuries

Although a traumatic head injury is usually the cause of subdural hematoma, even an injury that is minor to the head can result in cranial bleeding in some individuals.

There are several risk factors which can contribute to subdural hematoma, but it can be a possibility for an individual to sustain cranial bleeding as well.

Several risk factors entail the following: alcohol abuse; elderly; very young children or infants; repeated head injuries; anticoagulant medication; and symptoms of a likely subdural hematoma, or other brain injury.

Any injury to the head should be taken quite seriously, as there is a likelihood of cranial bleeding or a concussion.

Especially in the elderly and children, if there are any indications of subdural hematoma, healthcare attention should be promptly sought.

Several typical symptoms are the following: seizures; numbness; problems with vision; loss of consciousness; vomiting and nausea; confusion or lethargy; and healthcare treatment for subdural hematoma.

Subsequent to any injury to the head, medical facilities and physicians need to be attentive to complaints from the patient, and be mindful of subdural hematoma symptoms.

Patients who suffer head injury due to subdural hematoma accidents, when identified in the early stages, are more apt to have a more effective survival rate and outcome.

Prognosis for individuals who may need surgery for subdural hematoma can vary on the size, type, and quantity of brain contusions.

Younger patients and individuals who receive prompt healthcare attention have a recovery rate that is higher.

Approximately 20% to 30% of individuals who undergo removal of a subdural hematoma in surgery will completely recover.

When it comes to seizures, there is a high frequency in individuals who have suffered from subdural hematoma. The subsequent effects fluctuate greatly depending on the individual, location, and the severity.

Although there is a possibility of full recovery, many individuals may have extensive and even permanent cognitive and physical disabilities from the sustained injury.

Regarding attorneys for subdural hematoma accidents and other brain injuries, personal injury attorneys can represent clients who have sustained subdural hematomas because of an accident related to falls or trauma in healthcare facilities.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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