It is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible after suffering head trauma in order to accurately assess the level of harm sustained.
Brain injuries can be caused by a wide number of incidents, such as a fall, an injury sustained while playing sports, or a collision with a motor vehicle.
It is not often possible to determine the full degree of the damage right first, particularly if there is no obvious bleeding around the skull. Therefore, the person must be monitored closely for any indications of a severe damage.
There are primarily three different kinds of brain injuries. The coup, the contrecoup, and the coupcontrecoup brain damage are all included in this category.
A coup injury takes place at the point on the skull that was impacted by the initial force of the collision. At the scene of the trauma, bruising, cuts, or other types of markings are typically present, which may be used to identify this type of injury.
An injury caused by a coup can range from moderate to severe, and its effects might include bruising, edema, or even bleeding in the brain.
A contrecoup injury is one that arises in the location that is diametrically opposed to the initial site of the trauma. It is possible that there is no sign of a visible damage in the area, making it more likely that the medical professionals will fail to diagnose it.
Accidents involving motorcycles and vehicles that roll over tend to result in the highest incidence of contrecoup injuries.
A coup contrecoup lesion is the most severe form of brain injury and occurs both at the initial site of trauma as well as the location that is exactly opposite from where the trauma occurred.
Because the contrecoup location of the trauma may not show any evidence of damage, it is easy for this area to be missed in the first diagnosis, and it is thus left untreated. If a coup contrecoup accident has taken place and the sufferer does not receive treatment, the person may suffer from brain damage that is irreversible.
What Actions Should I Take in the Event My Head Has Received a Blow?
Any individual who has suffered a hit to the head should not disregard its effects. Doing so can lead to problems in the long run, some of which may even be deadly.
After receiving a hit to the head, it is important to keep an eye out for indicators of a brain damage, including the following:
In the event that you don't experience any symptoms right away, make sure to stay vigilant throughout the next several days.
In certain circumstances, it may take some time before the symptoms become more obvious. If the strike caused you to lose consciousness, even for a few minutes, it is in your best interest to get to the hospital as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of a concussion or other type of traumatic brain damage.
What Kind of Damages Could Come About as a Result of a Coup Contrecoup to the Brain?
A person who has had a coup contrecoup brain damage may experience difficulties with making decisions, communicating, and comprehending language.
In certain instances, they could have trouble concentrating, lose their coordination, or have issues with both their memory and their ability to concentrate.
Damages to a person's finances as a consequence of a coup contrecoup brain injury can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Even if the individual has health insurance, extensive rehabilitation may be required, and this type of treatment is notoriously costly.
It's possible that someone who's been injured in a coup contrecoup won't be able to return to work. Because of this, they will see a significant decrease in their income.
Individuals who have suffered a coup contrecoup brain injury may, in addition to the financial damages, experience emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.
People who have had a traumatic brain injury are more likely to experience these illnesses than others. They could have a harder time engaging in social events or enjoying the activities they formerly did.
Anyone who has been struck in the head should seek medical assistance immediately to rule out the possibility of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. In the event that one has taken place, therapy can assist to lessen the pain and get the patient back on the path to recovery.
Contact Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki Today!
The attorneys at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki have decades of combined experience fighting for victims of brain injuries. As a passionate firm, we fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our expert legal team can help you along this complicated and intricate process.
Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a quick form to schedule a free initial consultation with our aggressive negligent security attorneys! ¡Hablamos español! We serve clients throughout Florida, including, but not limited to, those in the following localities: Duval County including Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Beach; Hillsborough County including Brandon, Riverview, and Tampa; Leon County including Tallahassee and Woodville; Orange County including Ocoee, Orlando, and Winter Garden; St. Lucie County including Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park, and Port St. Lucie; and Walton County including DeFuniak Springs, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach.