What is Subdural Bleeding?
Subdural bleeding is a traumatic brain injury that causes blood to gather in the layers of tissue that surround the brain. The bleeding causes pressure to build up in the brain and could lead to permanent brain damage and death if not treated immediately.
The most terrifying fact of subdural bleeding is that while symptoms of a subdural bleeding sometimes show immediately, it is common for them to go undetected for as long as 2 weeks. Delayed diagnosis and treatment of this type of brain injury could be fatal.
There are 3 types of subdural hematomas:
Acute Subdural HematomaThese are the most harmful of all brain injuries. Acute bleeds develop after high speed acceleration or deceleration injuries such as high speed accidents. These injuries are made worse when associated with contusions.
Subacute Subdural HematomaThese injuries develop slowly over a period of days to weeks. Minor head trauma is often the cause of subacute hematomas and due to the slow progression of them there is a good chance of stopping them before any severe or permanent damage is caused.
Chronic Subdural HematomaChronic subdural bleeds generally show symptoms within minutes, but it’s not uncommon for symptoms to show as late as 2 weeks. If the bleeds are large signs of intracranial pressure, or even brain damage will be present.
Common causes of the subdural bleeding are:
Subdural bleeding can develop after many negligent acts including:
Our Subdural Bleeding Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved is suffering with or has suffered a subdural hematoma as a result of someone’s negligence, or even worse has lost their life as a result of not being treated for the brain injury in a timely manner, you should consult with our subdural hematoma attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm if your injury was caused by the negligence of another, as you could be eligible for compensation.
What we will do, and can ensure you, should you honor us by allowing us to represent you, is that our attorneys and our team of professionals will get you the answers and respect you deserve. We will fight on your behalf to get you compensated for your suffering and for the needs you now have to help you live more comfortably after this horrific event.
Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.
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