Cerebral Haemorrhagic Contusion – What is it?
A Cerebral haemorrhagic contusion is a form of brain haemorrhage and commonly occurs after significant head injury.
They are often referred to as ‘intracerebral haemorrhage’.
A haemorrhage is usually identified from a CT scan. In addition, MRI scans may also be used to identify further bruising especially at the base of the skull.
A CT scan is normally the most reliable investigative tool in the discovery of a haemorrhagic contusion.
Further investigation at a hospital can determine the extent of the damage.
They are normally identified depending on the amount of bleeding and bruising to the brain. Too much bleeding can result in a fatal outcome.
Brain contusions result from head trauma when the brain hits the inside of the skull following a sudden stop. This type of trauma is commonly associated with road traffic accidents but it is not exclusive to vehicle accidents. Some professional Boxers have suffered brain contusions of varying degrees during a boxing match. It can also affect a person’s head that hits a hard surface, such as concrete during a fall.
Naturally, a Haemorrhagic Contusion is a critical injury and a patient needs quality care and a crucial recovery process. Patients recover at varying stages and the recovery is dependant on the severity of the contusion.
If you have suffered from a brain injury in the past 3 years because of a non-fault accident or you know someone that has you or they will be entitled to claim compensation against an insurer. Contact PHC Law online or phone: 01772 203303