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About Head Injuries

The human cerebral cortex is a thick layer of neural tissue which covers the majority of the brain. The cortex itself is divided into four "lobes," the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, and the occipital lobe, each of which are associated with a particular body function such as vision, motor control, and language. Despite the fact that the brain is protected by the skull, the human brain is susceptible to many different types of damage and disease. The most common types of head injuries involve closed head injuries such as a blow to the head or poisoning from a variety of chemicals that act as neurotoxins.

Different parts of the cerebral cortex are involved with different cognitive and behavioral functions; therefore, depending on the location of the head injury, the effects of the localized damage will vary accordingly. Brain damage or a brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells, this can occur from a wide range of external or internal factors; however, the most common cause of brain injury is from traumatic brain injuries following physical trauma or a head injury from an outside source.

Living with a Serious Head Injury

A head injury can create impairment and disability, which can vary greatly in severity. In cases of serious head injuries the chances of permanent disability are great and they can include neurocognitive deficits, delusions, speech impairments, problems with movement, and mental handicap. There are often personality changes in severe cases, and a major head injury can result in coma or a persistent vegetative state. Even those who suffer from a seemingly minor head injury can experience long-term effects or symptoms that don't appear until years after the accident. Head injuries can also cause debilitating fatigue, narcolepsy and sleep disorders, all of which are commonly misdiagnosed and mistakenly not linked to the original incident.

Brain injuries can be caused by a wide variety of accidents and conditions such as motor vehicle accidents and as a result of medical malpractice. The prognosis of a head injury will depend on the nature, location and cause of the injury. If you have suffered from a head injury after being involved in an accident or having received poor medical care, please contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney from The Moore Law Firm to discuss filing a claim for maximum compensation.

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