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Understanding Brain Injuries

The brain is pretty important. As the control center of all of our body’s functions, not to mention what drives our motions and interactions with others, it has a lot going on.

Needless to say, that means that injuries to the brain can have a pretty significant impact on the way you lead your life.

Traumatic brain injury is divided into two groups: penetrating injuries and closed head injuries. A penetrating injury involves an object piercing through the skull and actually making contact with the brain. A closed head injury involves an object making forceful contact with the head, which damages the brain.

Closed head injuries can result in two different kinds of damage: primary and secondary brain damage. Primary brain damage occurs at the time of impact, while secondary brain damage arises with time after the trauma.

Primary brain damage can lead to bruises, blood clots, lacerations and nerve damage in the brain. Secondary brain damage can result in swelling, fever, abnormal blood coagulation, intracranial infection and epilepsy.

These types of damage can result in a variety of physical manifestations of brain injury, including loss of hearing, seizures, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness and a loss of sense of smell or taste.

Additionally, individuals suffering from brain injury can experience communication problems. These can range from losing the ability to maintain the topic of a conversation to difficulty understanding facial expressions.

Brain injuries are serious. If you have experienced a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Kyle Law Firm today. Our experienced San Marcos brain injury lawyers will you get the compensation you deserve.

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