Brain Damage

Causes

Brain damage occurs when brain cells are destroyed or damaged. This can be a result of illness or a genetic defect, but it is commonly a tragic consequence of being in an accident. Accidents can lead to brain damage in several ways:

  • Prolonged hypoxia, or being deprived of oxygen for too long
  • Exposure to certain toxic chemicals, including alcohol
  • Blunt force trauma
  • DAI, or Diffuse Axonal Injury, which occurs when a person is jerked back and forth with enough force to cause lesions in their brain’s white matter

Effects

Depending on the location and severity of the injury, brain damage can have a wide variety of symptoms. Because so little is currently known about the brain, it is very difficult to predict how a brain injury will affect a person until problems begin to emerge. Common effects of brain damage are:

  • Coma, sometimes ending in death
  • Impaired vision or hearing
  • Psychological problems such as delusions or hallucinations
  • Sudden, drastic changes in personality
  • Impaired cognitive functioning
  • Physical disability

When the Accident Isn’t Your Fault

Sometimes people suffer brain damage in an accident that was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence. When this happens, innocent people and their families can be left struggling in many different ways.

There are the financial costs of medical treatment to worry about, as well as lost wages if the injured person was unable to work for some time. There is also the emotional suffering of becoming disabled, or watching a loved one change suddenly. It is not fair for families to suffer like this from someone else’s bad choices. These victims and their families deserve compensation.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent person or company, contact Lake Geneva brain injury lawyers Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-275-1729.