Subdural Hematoma

A subdural hematoma is a traumatic brain injury where blood gathers over the surface of the brain and can be the result of a birth injury. A subdural hematoma is usually the result of torn, bleeding veins within the brain caused by a blow to the head.

The seriousness of this injury depends on it's size. Small subdural hematomas ususally aren't considered to be as serious; the blood in the brain can be absorbed over several weeks. But larger heratomas can continue to grow over weeks, even if the bleeding has stopped. Death from a larger subdural hematoma is possible if blood from the brain isn't drained.

The appearance of symptoms after the injury can range from less than 48 hours to weeks. If symptoms appearing within 48 hours are from the tearing of the venous sinus in the brain, also known as an acute subdural hematoma, and the bleeding can be fatal.

When symptoms appear weeks after the initial injury, it's considered a chronic subdural hematoma because the bleeding is from a tear of a smaller vein. Chronic subdural hematoma is less dangerous but can still result in permanent brain damage.

A subdural hematoma is an emergency condition. If you suspect anyone of having this condition, immediately get them medical attention because emergency surgery may be needed.

Subdural Hematoma Symptoms

Subdural hematomas happen as the result of a traumatic head injury, such as a traumatic birth. Symptoms of a subdural hematoma include:

  • Coma
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Convulsions or loss of consciouness after the head injury
  • Enlarged or asymmetric pupils
  • Weakness or paralysis on one side
  • Confusion or drowsiness
  • Increased head circumference and/or high-pitched cry in infants

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney about Subdural Hematoma

If your child suffers from a subdural hematoma because of a traumatic birth, connect with a local personal injury attorney today.When an infant suffers from a birth injury a personal injury lawyer may be able to help parents figure out if a medical professional is responsible for the child's injuries.

A personal injury attorney in your area can give you legal advice on how to pursue compensation for your child's birth injury expenses due to someone's negligence or medical malpractice.

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