There are protective tissues around your brain. These separate the brain from the interior of your skull. In cases of significant trauma, however, these protective tissues may be damaged.
If they are, it can lead to bleeding within these tissues, and that blood can then pool and put pressure on the surface of the brain. This is similar to bleeding within the brain, but the location does make this specific injury somewhat different. Either way, though, the increased pressure on the brain can cause damage and may even be fatal.
What are the symptoms?
There are many different potential symptoms for a subdural hematoma, many of which are similar to the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). They include:
- Vision issues
- Speech problems
- Mental confusion
- Loss of consciousness
- Issues with balance and motor skills
- Nausea and vomiting
But the true issue with a subdural hematoma is that, if the bleeding is unchecked, these symptoms can continue to get worse over time. That’s why it’s important for those who have been injured to monitor the symptoms and see how they are progressing. If they don’t appear to be getting better with time, especially with medical treatment, that could mean that uncontrolled bleeding is building up to a dangerous level. Emergency medical treatment may be necessary.
How do you pay for it?
Brain injuries can be very expensive, both in terms of necessary medical treatment and lost wages. If you are dealing with these financial issues after someone else caused the injury, make sure you know how to seek financial compensation from the responsible parties.