Concussions are one of the most prevalant types of brain injuries. They can happen when someone is playing a sport or be the result of a car accident. Anytime a person is hit in the head or otherwise experiences trauma that shakes the brain, a concussion can occur. Knowing if a person has a concussion, though, is not a simple diagnosis.
At the Law Office of Jojene E. Mills, P.C., we are on a crusade against elder abuse in California. We know that both you and your elderly loved one hate having to make the decision that he or she must go into a nursing home to receive the care they need.
When Arizona residents consider brain injuries, they may think about minor wounds such as concussions. However, brain injuries come in a variety of forms and may have different effects upon a person's brain.
From traffic collisions to falling objects, there are many reasons why people of all ages sustain traumatic brain injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries affect children in Pima, and across Arizona. For parents, it is vital to understand potential hazards their children may encounter, such as potentially dangerous playground equipment and playground accidents. Unfortunately, these injuries may occur regardless of how cautious parents and their children are. The Law Office of JoJene Mills also knows that in some cases, children suffer a brain injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional.
While brain injuries can often occur due to a severe blow to the head, such as in a vehicle crash or other accident, some people in Arizona experience damage to their brains because of a medical situation. When the flow of oxygen and therefore blood and nutrients to the brain is cut off, damage may occur. This is called hypoxia.
We have entered the month of March, which is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. The observance is dedicated to recognizing the plight of over five million Americans who are contending with the effects of traumatic brain injuries.
If your child suffers a serious blow to the head, which causes a traumatic brain injury, he or she may be forced to spend time away from school while recovering. And if the injury is truly severe, both you and the child may be facing many new challenges when he or she is cleared to return to class.
Your every move, thought, emotion, breath, and expression is a result of signals sent from your brain. Your ability to function on a day-to-day basis is contingent upon your brain being active and alert to your surroundings. And if you should suffer a brain injury, any one of your vital abilities could be compromised or even completely shut down.
Recovery from a brain injury can be a long-term proposition. A brain injury can affect a person's physical coordination, emotional well-being, verbal skills and other important functions. And this means after suffering a brain injury, a person may need to receive treatment from a host of healthcare professionals.
When a person suffers a serious head injury, he or she must receive medical care as soon as possible. If an injured patient's brain is swelling, it may be possible to treat the condition with medications. However, if medications fail to do the job, a neurosurgeon may opt to try an intriguing, but potentially dangerous procedure called decompressive craniectomy.