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According to Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, the most common region to sustain a spinal cord injury is your neck (cervical spine). Spinal Cord Injury to Neck results in tetraplegia, also called quadriplegia. There are 8 bones (vertebra) in your neck, labeled C1 through C8. These vertebra control signals to the neck, arms, hands & diaphragm
Loss of Function for a Mid-Back / Lumbar & Sacral
In Addition to loss of function, Spinal Cord Injury can lead to other complications, requiring additional surgery. Medical care cost for Chicago or IL spinal cord injury (SCI) ranges between $15,000 to $30,000 the first year. For instance, Nerve Transfer Surgery or Decompression of Spinal Cord due to a herniated disc.
1. Disc Injury symptoms are typically based on the level of the disc & or size of herniation.
2. Low Back Pain/ Lumbar
3. Neck / Cervical herniation
4. Leg pain from a herniated disc
Our Head & Brain injury lawyer specializes in Coma, & Hematoma Caused By A Truck, Motorcycle, Car Accident or Other Injury caused by a Auto Accident in Illinois.
Brain swelling and bruising may occur following a force to the skull. The brain will “bounce” off the inside of the skull. This can cause nerve shearing as well as the swelling and bruising of nerve tissue.
The swelling of the brain can create pressure inside of the head, which may, in turn, lead to compression of vital blood vessels.
According to Mayo Clinic, a Concussion is usually from a fall or auto accident; each type occurs And affects the brain differently. Concussion Settlement amount must be determined by an attorney who understands Brain Injury. According to Mayo Clinic, the 3 types & causes of concussion are: blasts, acceleration & deceleration and direct blow to head.
Concussion from a unexpected acceleration & deceleration a/k/a Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) , such as a car crash, can cause a brain injury.
The brain striking the hard skull bone surrounding it, such as during the crash, and or the rapid back and forth movement of brain causing axonal nerve fibers to tear or shear (diffuse axonal injury).
The damage to the brain, in turn, causes changes in function (usually for a temporary period, resulting in signs and symptoms of concussion.). The most common symptoms of a concussion are a headache, confusion and dizziness.
Mayo Clinic further describes how this type of concussion (traumatic brain injury) may lead to bleeding in or around your brain, causing symptoms such as prolonged drowsiness and confusion. These symptoms may develop immediately or later.
Such bleeding (discussed further, below) in your brain can be fatal. That’s why anyone who experiences a brain injury needs monitoring in the hours afterward and emergency care if symptoms worsen.
You may also sustain a Concussion, according to Mayo Clinic, as a result of your violently shaking or a violent blow to your head and neck or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull. Things your head may hit during a car crash can include the: windshield, steering wheel, and roof of car.
A bruise or contusion can also be called as a hematoma. Hematoma sustained from a head injury, such as a skull fracture. Bleeding is based on how deep the hematoma is in relation to the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. The layers of the brain from outside-to-inside are: Dura mater, Arachnoid mater, and Pia mater.
A subdural Hematoma is in the space below the outer layer (dura mater) and above the middle layer of the membrane surrounding the brain (the arachnoid mater).Violent movement to the head tears veins passing between these layers. Because there is no visible head injury and veins bleed slower than arteries, symptoms may not appear for a day or a week or more. The seriousness of the injury depends on the amount of bleeding.
A subarachnoid hematoma is in the space below the middle layer (arachnoid mater) and above the lower layer of membrane surrounding the brain. For instance, a skull fracture can cause a subarachnoid hematoma. One-half of people with subarachnoid hematoma will have some life-long impairment, such as chronic headaches
Extradural hematoma (EDH), also called epidural hematoma and describes collection of blood (hematoma) from the arteries between the inner surface of the skull and dura
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August 18, 2019
New Study of severe traumatic brain injury guidelines. Posted by personal Injury lawyer Cullotta in Glenview & Chicago at 847-651-7191
August 16, 2019
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August 13, 2019
Lack of sleep has been blamed for up to 30% of motor vehicle accidents. New eye-movement test, may help prevent Chicago car accidents due to sleep deprivation. These measures may also distinguish sleep impairment from that due to brain injury.
August 4, 2019
University of Michigan has developed an EpiPen for a spinal cord injury treatment intervention Spinal Cord Injury – Overview “Currently, the ability to reverse the effects of a spinal cord injury is extremely limited and is the holy grail of spinal medicine,” says Anthony Kouri, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at […]
August 3, 2019
Researchers found that Military veterans (2006-2015) with Traumatic brain injury (TBI) were more likely to die by suicide compared to those without a TBI diagnosis, according to a newly published study by researchers led by faculty from the Colorado University School of Medicine. After adjusting for psychiatric diagnoses, such as depression, the […]