Subdural hematomas are serious brain injuries that are typically the result of a head trauma. If a subdural hematoma occurs as a result of a serious head injury, the resulting injury is an “acute subdural hematoma.” Acute cases are among the most deadly of all head injuries. They involve a lot of bleeding very quickly and result in little room for the brain.
Even after a minor head injury, a subdural hematoma can occur. This type of injury is particularly common among the elderly. These can go unnoticed for many days or even for weeks. When this happens, it is called a “chronic subdural hematoma.”
When a subdural hematoma occurs, tiny veins and blood vessels located between the surface of the brain and the outer covering of the brain (the dura) stretch and tear. When they tear, they allow blood to collect which reduces the space available for the brain.
Signs and Symptoms
Like all brain injuries, there are a variety of signs and symptoms. These include:
- Loss of consciousness after a fall, even if for only a minute
- Difficulty Speaking
- Slurred Speech
- Nausea and vomiting
If you or someone you know has suffered a subdural hematoma as a result of a fall or other incident, you know how serious an injury this is. For more information on receiving the compensation deserved after enduring such a serious brain injury, and a free consultation with our experienced and professional staff, call Walker Law Office, P.A. at (612) 821-0094, (214) 550-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.