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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
personal injury attorney from
The Moore Law Firm to discuss filing a claim for maximum compensation.