A subdural hematoma is described as a "collection of blood outside the brain." Most commonly, subdural hematomas are caused by severe or traumatic head injuries. In many cases, the increase of pressure on the brain caused by the subdural hematoma can cause serious physical and cognitive impairments as well as death.
Subdural hematoma is usually the result of an injury caused by a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or work related incident. Due to the absence of physical signs of injury, subdural hematoma is often left untreated which can make the effects of the injury much more severe. As pressure continues to grow between the outer protective layer (dura) and middle protective layer (arachnoid) of the brain, the subdural hematoma becomes more acute. This significantly reduces patient’s chance of survival.
Symptoms of Subdural Hematoma
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
If an individual is involved in an accident which causes a subdural hematoma, it is highly recommended they speak with a NYC personal injury attorney. Treatment for subdural hematoma can include numerous surgeries, special therapeutic equipment, and extensive physical and cognitive therapy. This, coupled with lost wages can cause catastrophic financial strain on the victim and their family.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, LLP. Subdural Hematoma can be a devastating injury which can result from either a serious accident or medical malpractice. Contact us today to schedule a free personal injury consultation with one of our attorneys so we can begin the process of securing you the compensation you deserve.