Types of Brain Injuries
Open Head Brain Injury
An open head brain injury, also called a penetrating brain injury, is characterized by a break in the skull bone. A bullet wound or a sharp object piercing the skull is a primary example of an open head brain injury.
Closed Head Brain Injury
This type of injury frequently occurs as a result of the slamming back and forth of the brain inside the skull and is signified by the bruising and/or tearing of blood vessels and tissues. More specifically, a closed brain injury is one in which the injuries are completely internal and do not penetrate the skull bone.
An abrupt stop in movement causes your skull to stop, but your brain continues to travel in that direction until it slams into the inner wall of your skull. An accident such as this results in direct brain injury, due to individual nerve cell damage, bruising and brain swelling.
Hypoxia (Lack of Oxygen)
Cerebral hypoxia refers to a decrease of oxygen supplied to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. Drowning, strangling, choking, suffocation, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and complications of general anesthesia can create conditions that can lead to cerebral hypoxia.
The brain and surrounding membranes are very prone to infections if the special blood-brain protective system is breached. Viruses and bacteria can cause serious and life-threatening diseases of the brain such as meningitis.
Contact our Wisconsin Brain Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in Wisconsin, it is important to hire an experienced and skilled personal injury law firm to protect you and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. At PKSD, our experienced attorneys conduct a full investigation into the accident and work with insurance representatives to obtain high settlements for our clients. In addition, our attorneys provide each client with personalized attention and passionate representation.