A subdural hematoma is a very serious injury, and it often occurs when you strike your head. This can cause bleeding within the brain tissue, and that blood then becomes trapped between the inside of the skull and the brain tissue itself. When you do not get proper treatment for a subdural hematoma, this bleeding can become so advanced that it leads to cell death and permanent injuries. It could also be fatal in the most advanced stages.
You could get an injury like this in a car accident, a fall from a ladder, a slip and fall accident, a bike collision or many other accidents. It’s important to know what signs to look for, so what should you expect to see?
Examples of potential symptoms
The symptoms can be different from case to case, depending on where the bleeding is located and how severe it is. But some potential symptoms you may see include the following:
- Issues with balance
- Trouble walking
- Losing consciousness
- Weakness or numbness
- Vision problems or speech problems
Remember that a subdural hematoma can be deadly if it is left untreated. This is a very serious condition and can even lead to permanent injuries if it is treated. If this has happened to you and someone else was responsible, you need to know how to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and other costs. The initial medical care may be very expensive, but you also have to think about wages that you may lose in the future, ongoing care that you may need and things of this nature.