If you have suffered a head injury, you may be dealing with the impacts of your brain trauma for years. Your brain is delicate and complex, so any damage can lead to serious complications.
But can a head injury cause a stroke? You may have suffered from a stroke following a traumatic brain injury and may be seeking compensation for these more complex injuries.
If you are unsure whether your head injury is responsible for your later stroke, contact a West Palm Beach brain injury lawyer to learn more about your options to sue and the steps you can take to recover compensation for your injuries.
Yes, head trauma can lead to stroke
When you have suffered head trauma, you may face cognitive issues that can impact the rest of your life. The brain is the body’s control center, and any damage can lead to problems with memory, motor function, and even the body’s basic functions, such as breathing.
Unfortunately, other serious medical emergencies can happen in addition to your head injury when something goes wrong. For example, your head trauma may have weakened the blood vessels or cause a blood clot in the brain. These issues can lead to a stroke, which can further damage the brain and lead to years or even a lifetime of recovery.
Can a head injury cause a stroke years later?
Unfortunately, head injuries are complex and may not show signs or symptoms for years following the injury. For example, many people suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) later in life after a head injury.
That means other complications like strokes may also happen. Your brain is less elastic and easier to heal than other body parts. While a broken bone may take a few weeks or months to repair, brain function may never return, depending on the severity of your injuries. Because of this, watching out for strokes and other emergencies is vital following a brain injury.
However, proving a connection between your earlier brain injury and a new stroke can be difficult. You may need specific tools and resources to gather evidence that the two conditions are connected, but a brain injury attorney can help. If you have suffered a stroke and you believe a head injury caused it due to negligence, your lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for the suffering you have experienced.
Who’s liable for the damages caused by a head injury stroke?
If you have suffered a stroke following a severe head injury, you may have grounds to seek damages for your current and future expenses. A stroke can be costly, and you should not have to pay out of pocket for these devastating injuries. Fortunately, an attorney can help you determine liability for these damages.
Often, the liable party depends on who caused your accident. For example, if someone was negligent with your safety in any way, such as a drunk driver, they may be held liable for your injuries.
However, you may have been injured by somebody who was acting in the scope of their employment. In these cases, you may need to seek compensation from that person’s employer. Further, you may have been injured by a defective product, which is the manufacturer’s responsibility.
Unsure who is responsible for your head injury? Contact an attorney to learn more about your options to file a claim.
Our West Palm Beach brain injury lawyers are ready to help
If you have suffered a brain injury and at some point after suffering a stroke, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the person who injured you. A stroke can be devastating, but the right team can help you take your claim to Florida court and get compensated fairly for your suffering.
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