Common Types Of Brain Injures

No two brain injuries are alike, but doctors classify brain trauma into two categories: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). A TBI is an injury resulting from a physical force such as a blow to the head. In contrast, an ABI is the result of a stroke, lack of oxygen or other cause not related to outside force.

As experienced personal injury attorneys, we at Gennusa, Piacun, & Ruli are highly knowledgeable about the causes and effects of brain trauma. We will work aggressively in court to get you the financial compensation you deserve from the individuals or companies that harmed you.

How The Brain Gets Hurt

The types of brain injury we commonly deal with in our practice include:

  • Concussion: Usually caused by a blow or violent shaking, a concussion is the most common type of brain injury. Its symptoms can last for weeks, months or even years.
  • Diffuse axonal: This brain trauma is caused by sudden shaking or rotation of the head such as in some car accidents. It can cause tearing of nerve tissue and severe brain damage.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise on the brain, and may need to be surgically removed.
  • Anoxia: This is an ABI that happens when oxygen to the brain gets cut off, causing the cells to die. This can be the result of a medical or anesthesia error during surgery.

Many brain injuries are relatively "mild," but the more extensive the damage is, the more severe your symptoms will be. Sadly, brain trauma is often fatal or causes irreversible physical or cognitive disability. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be facing huge financial pressures.

Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer

For a free initial consultation about your legal options after a brain injury, please call our Metairie, Louisiana, office at 504-662-9590 or visit our Contact page. We speak Spanish and English, and serve the New Orleans metro area.