Omaha Hematoma Injury Lawyers
If you have sustained a hematoma injury through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to seek legal representation. Our founding attorney is a former insurance defense lawyer, which gives us insight into how the other side works. We know how to fight for you after a serious head injury resulting in a hematoma.
Approximately 30% to 40% of individuals who suffer moderate to severe head injuries develop an intracranial (within the skull) hematoma, as stated by UCLA Health. A hematoma is a pool of mostly clotted blood that forms in an organ, tissue, or body space. It is usually caused by a burst blood vessel or from trauma, such as a car crash or a fall. Intracranial hematomas are potentially life-threatening and may require emergency surgery.
Hematomas of the brain are named according to where they occur inside the skull. They include:
- Epidural hematomas: Located above the tissue covering the brain
- Subdural hematomas: Just below the surface tissue
- Intracerebral hematomas: Located inside the brain
The most common cause of bleeding within the skull is head injury. Types of accidents and injuries that can result in a hematoma include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports injuries
Signs of intracranial hematoma can appear immediately after a head injury, or they may take weeks or longer to develop, as the pressure on the brain increases over time. Symptoms may include:
- Headache that worsens
- Unequal pupil size
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Drowsiness and progressive loss of consciousness
- Loss of movement on the opposite side of the body from head injury
- Visual changes
Hematoma in the brain can have serious complications. A subdural hematoma, located just beneath the surface tissue, presses on the brain tissue. If it becomes larger, as blood continues to leak from burst blood vessels, it can cause loss of consciousness and possibly death. An epidural hematoma, between the brain and the skull, can also press against the brain tissue. It can cause drowsiness or coma. If it affects an artery in the brain, without prompt treatment, epidural hematoma can be fatal.
Brain injuries, such as hematomas, may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care services. The overall costs associated with this type of injury can be significant. Head and brain injuries can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families.
An experienced Omaha brain injury lawyer has the knowledge and skills to effectively pursue full compensation for your lost income, medical bills, loss of future earning potential, future care costs, and pain and suffering. Our legal team can investigate your accident or injury to determine who is responsible and what kind of case to bring against that party. While you focus on recovery and rehabilitation, we can began preparing your case.
A traumatic brain injury nearly always has some lasting effects that require time and effort to overcome. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we have extensive experience handling brain injury cases and we understand how to explain the medical complexities to a jury. Our Omaha personal injury law firm has developed professional relationships with leading specialists in traumatic brain injuries. We understand the language and know the best medical professionals to consult in your case.
We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. If you or your loved one has suffered a hematoma injury that was someone else’s fault, call us at (402) 505-8234.
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