While hematomas and bruises look similar, the difference between a hematoma and a bruise is that a hematoma occurs due to damage of large blood vessels; bruises result from small blood vessel damage. Like bruises, most hematomas are generally harmless…but hematomas can be quite dangerous depending on where in or on the body it was sustained.
Why Brain Hematomas Need Medical Attention
Hematomas that occur externally (not inside the skin) are usually easily treatable and will eventually heal on their own. When hematomas occur internally, medical attention should be sought out immediately, especially if it’s within the skull. Symptoms of skull-related hematomas can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Uneven pupils
- Severe or worsening headaches
- Hearing loss
- Difficulty moving a limb
- Sleepiness or drowsiness
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one after head trauma, a seemingly small head bump, or an accident, call 911 or immediately visit an emergency room. In some cases, surgery may be required to drain a hematoma depending on its location. Either way, a doctor will most likely want to perform brain scans to determine whether there is a hematoma or other serious brain injury.
How a Brain Hematoma Law Firm Can Help
Suppose you or someone you know has sustained a brain hematoma due to someone else’s negligence. In that case, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced Washington, DC brain hematoma law firm–like The Lapidus Law Firm–that has dealt with many similar cases. Many brain hematomas result from car accidents and serious falls, which often occur as a result of irresponsibility or carelessness of someone else. If that’s the case in your situation, you should have a lawyer by your side, fighting for your rights.
Washington, DC Brain Hematoma Law Firm
The Lapidus Law Firm has decades of experience with personal injury cases, including those that result in brain hematomas. Call us today at (202) 785-5111 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. If we take on your case, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf to get you a fair and reasonable settlement for medical expenses, ongoing care and therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.