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Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer - Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations

By Matthew Willens  Nov. 6, 2015 12:53p

A serious blow to the head during a car accident may lead to cerebral contusions or lacerations.

Cerebral contusion occurs when the injury causes a rupture to the outer layer of a blood vessel, causing blood to leak outside the blood vessel. Cerebral laceration occurs when the skin is broken due to penetration of a foreign object or a broken part of the skull. Both types of TBI brain injuries are common among car accident victims.

Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations

  • These types of injuries may trigger serious symptoms. However, sometimes the symptoms remain hidden.
  • These types of injuries are usually caused by a severe blow to the head and are common in car accidents.
  • Doctors may recommend multiple CT scans to monitor a patient’s condition.
  • Depending on the condition of the patient, doctors may recommend immediate surgery.

Symptoms of Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations

Cerebral contusions and lacerations often lead to brain damage. Symptoms include:

  • pain
  • heavy bleeding
  • swelling
  • unconsciousness

After gaining consciousness, a victim may experience:

  • drowsiness
  • confusion
  • agitation
  • lack of balance
  • difficulty in walking, speaking, hearing, and recalling

If swelling occurs in the brain, it may cause damage to the tissues of the brain. In some cases, the patient may go into a state of coma.

Diagnosis of Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations

Diagnosis of these two medical conditions can be made by CT scans. If the symptoms are minor, doctors may recommend hospitalization and monitoring for a period of time. If the condition deteriorates and severe symptoms develop, the patient may be admitted to an intensive care unit.

If you or someone close to you has suffered serious injuries such as cerebral laceration or contusion because of another person's negligence, seek legal advice from a car crash claim. Call Willens Law Offices at (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation.

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