Secondary Effects of Brain Injury and Head Trauma

In the previous posting, brain injury lawyer Doug Landau listed Direct Effects of head trauma and brain injuries. In addition to those sometimes permanently disabling effects of an impact or blow involving the skull and brain, the Herndon Reston trial attorney notes that there are “Secondary Effect” which can also be quite devastating to the innocent victim of a bike or car crash. Listed below are Secondary Effects of brain injury and head trauma:

B. SECONDARY EFFECTS

1. Cerebral edema or swelling

2. Herniations of brain tissue

3. Infection

4. As a result of traumatic brain damage, there may be permanent localizing neurologic defects or post-traumatic epilepsy.

www.pathology.vcu.edu/WirSelfInst/trauma.html

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