Causes of Brain Injury: Medical Malpractice?
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Causes of Brain Injury
There are two types of brain injury:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Is a result of a direct blow to the head. The force is large enough to break through the skull and damage the soft brain, or to cause the brain to move within the skull.
Types of Injuries that cause the skull to break and hurt the brain include:
Types of injuries that cause the brain to be moved back and forth within the skull include those that cause a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, including motor vehicle accidents and Shaken Baby Syndrome. In these cases, the movement within the skull causes nerve fibers in the brain to separate and damage to brain tissue.
Acquired Brain Injury
An acquired brain injury is one that has occurred after birth, and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. Acquired brain injuries occur on a cellular level, which means that instead of a particular area in the brain being affected, cells throughout the entire brain are affected.
Common causes of Acquired Brain Injury include:
Hypo Or Hyperglycemia
Injuries In Which The Chest Has Been Crushed
Some Venereal Diseases
Stroke,Toxic Exposures To Chemical And Gases
Trauma To The Head Or Neck
How do you know if there was Medical Malpractice?
The misdiagnosis of a brain injury and/or failure by health care professionals to provide proper and timely car in the case of brain injury is malpractice. Due to the wide array of causes of brain injury, it is important to consult experts in the specific area of the suspected cause of brain injury.
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