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5 Types of Brain Injuries in Georgia

Sustaining a brain injury is a traumatic event that can have drastic, life-long effects. If you or a loved one have received a brain injury, you are most likely feeling scared and overwhelmed. There are many resources available in the state of Georgia, such as the Brain Injury Association of Georgia, to help brain injury victims navigate this difficult time.

A traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI, is defined as a disturbance to the way the brain functions that is caused by any type of force or trauma that the head receives.

Types of TBI

There are several different types of TBIs. The area of the brain that is affected by the injury will determine the type of brain injury. Different brain injuries have different symptoms and require different treatment.

The following are common types of brain injuries:

Concussions

5 Types of Brain Injuries in GeorgiaA concussion is the most common type of brain injury that people receive. This type of injury is the result of a blow to the head that causes the brain to jerk around inside the skull. The severity of a concussion will vary depending on how hard the initial blow to the head was. Athletes are susceptible to receiving concussions. Concussions can cause long-lasting damage, especially if an individual receives multiple concussions in his or her life.

Brain Contusions

A contusion is a bruise to the brain. This means that there is bleeding underneath the tissue of the brain. There is a possibility of needing to surgically remove the contusion If the bleeding doesn’t stop by itself. Brain contusions are likely to occur simultaneously with a concussion.

Coup-Contrecoup

A coup-contrecoup injury consists of two contusions: one at the site where the injury occurred, and one on the other side of the brain. This happens when the blow to the brain is so forceful that it pushes the brain to the other side of the head, leading to a second contusion.

Penetration

Any item that penetrates the brain, such as a knife or a bullet, can cause bone fragments, skin, and hair to enter the brain, leading to a penetration brain injury. If the item goes in through one side of the head and exits through the other, it is known as a through-and-through injury.

Diffuse Axonal

An event the results in severe shaking of the brain can result in a diffuse axonal injury. The shaking results in the tearing of brain structures and nerve tissues in the brain. This type of injury can lead to brain damage, a common, or possibly even death.

 

If you or someone you know have fallen victim to a head injury that was caused by an act of negligence, you may have a case for receiving legal compensation. Our Georgia attorneys here at The Nye Law Group are well-versed in the state’s laws regarding these types of cases. Allow us to provide you with the legal resources and guidance that you need. Contact us at (912) 200-5230 to find out more about what options are available to you.

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