The Cleveland Clinic defines a brain hemorrhage as “bleeding between the skull and brain tissue, or of the brain tissue itself.” However, this medical description does little to describe the long-lasting and devastating effects that individuals with this condition may suffer. While a brain hemorrhage can be the result of a non-traumatic event, it is often the result of an accident which was caused by the negligence of another party.
If you believe that your or a loved one’s brain hemorrhage injury was caused by negligence, let our lawyers explain your rights and legal options. Since 1988, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has fought for injury victims just like you throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Call us today at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we can help.
Causes of a Brain Hemorrhage
There are many different kinds of traumatic events that can cause a brain hemorrhage. A brain hemorrhage is usually the result of a traumatic blow to the head or rapid movement of the head. A few of the most common types of brain hemorrhage cases which we have handled include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slips, trips, falls, and other premises liability accidents
- Construction site incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
If someone else’s careless actions resulted in a brain hemorrhage for you or a loved one, you may be able to pursue compensation for each and every type of damages that you sustained.
Types of Brain Hemorrhages
Cleveland Clinic notes that the effects, symptoms, severity, and potential outcome of a brain hemorrhage largely depend on the location and type of injury.
Some types of brain hemorrhages include:
- Epidural hemorrhage. This hemorrhage occurs between the skull bone and the outermost membrane layer.
- Subdural hemorrhage. This condition occurs outside of the brain itself.
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage. This hemorrhage occurs between the brain and the tissue covering the brain.
- Intracerebral hemorrhage. This condition occurs anywhere within the brain tissue, potentially affecting the brainstem.
- Intraventricular hemorrhage. This hemorrhage occurs in the brain cavities where they produce cerebrospinal fluid.
Brain injury cases may require extensive and prolonged medical treatment and rehabilitation. Required medical treatment can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. All medical expenses due to the fault of another may be recovered in a claim or lawsuit, including the cost of treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, assistive devices and residential care. To learn more, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.
Symptoms of a Brain Hemorrhage
The symptoms that a person experiences after a brain hemorrhage depend on the type of bleeding in the brain that the individual suffered, the location of the injury, and its severity. The symptoms can vary greatly.
According to Cleveland Clinic, some symptoms that could indicate a brain hemorrhage include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sudden onset of seizures
- Paralysis, numbness, or tingling, especially in one region of the body
- Severe headache
- Loss of coordination or difficulty walking
- Slurred speech
- Vision problems or difficulty controlling eye movements
- Difficulty swallowing
- Sensitivity to light
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, especially after a traumatic event, be sure to seek medical assistance. Not only can prompt medical care save your life, but immediate care has been shown to improve the severity of the overall injury to your brain.
Potential Damages in Brain Hemorrhage Cases
The impact of a brain hemorrhage can vary from a catastrophic or fatal event to a mild inconvenience. Every case is unique and based upon the facts and circumstances of your incident. After performing a thorough investigation of your case and determining that another party or party is responsible for your injuries, the experienced New York brain hemorrhage lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will perform a careful evaluation of the full extent of your injuries and economic damages. We will discuss your case with your treating doctors as well as consult with experts in the specific medical fields applicable to your injuries to understand how your injuries will affect you in the future. Once this review is complete we will negotiate with the other party or parties to obtain fair and just financial compensation for you. We prepare every case for trial before a jury. If the at fault parties are not willing to pay the compensation you deserve, we will present the case to a jury at trial.
Typical damages you are entitled to receive if your injuries were the result of someone else’s fault may include:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are found to be permanent
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses, both past and anticipated
- Lost wages, both past and anticipated
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medications and medical equipment such as a wheelchair
- Any other out of pocket expenses caused by your injuries
Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages in Brain Hemorrhage Cases
Sadly, many of the people who suffer a brain hemorrhage as the result of a trauma do not survive. According to Harvard Health Publishing, approximately 30% to 60% of people who develop an intracerebral hemorrhage pass away. Some people are not even aware that they have sustained a brain bleed when they begin experiencing symptoms.
If you lost a loved one because of a brain hemorrhage, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim. To successfully recover damages, you will need to prove that another party’s negligence contributed to your loved one’s passing.
Examples of wrongful death damages may include:
- Pain and suffering experienced before death
- The decedent’s medical bills, including life support and hospice
- Funeral, burial, and memorial costs
- Loss of services in the home
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of household benefits
- Loss of wages of the decedent
Your New York brain hemorrhage lawyer may be able to advise you on additional damages that could be available in your case.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
If you or a loved one suffered a brain hemorrhage because of someone else’s careless actions, the New York brain hemorrhage lawyers from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are here to help. Don’t delay. An immediate investigation of your accident is essential to building the strongest case and preventing evidence from being lost.
If we agree to accept your case, we will begin to gather the proof necessary to fight for the best financial compensation for you and may include the following:
- Obtain all police, accident, or incident reports
- Interview all witnesses
- Secure site photographs and video footage, if available
- File necessary claims paperwork in a timely manner
- Demand sworn statements from the at fault party or parties
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts
- Gather all hospital and medical treatment records
- Retain an expert to evaluate your injuries
Let us take care of fighting for you while you can concentrate on your own recovery. Call us today to discuss how we can get started working for you.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a Free Case Review
Since 1988 we have recovered over $450 million dollars for injury victims just like you. Not all personal injuries are the same. We are committed to providing our clients with respect and compassion. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you do not pay our attorney’s fees unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf. Our ultimate goal is to recover the greatest amount of compensation for you and your loved ones, even if it means fighting for your rights in court.
Call us today at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we can help.