What Causes a Brain Stem Injury?

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Injuries to the brain must be taken quite seriously. This is because such an injury temporarily or permanently interrupts normal functions, such as how a person thinks, comprehends, moves, communicates, and acts. Specifically, if a person’s brain stem gets damaged, they may drastically struggle with how they go about their daily life. Continue reading to learn what may have caused you to incur your brain stem injury and how an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you get down to the root of this issue.

By definition, what is a brain stem injury?

First of all, the brain stem is the group of nerves connecting a person’s brain to their spinal cord. Therefore, a brain stem injury may arise after a person incurs a traumatic brain injury. This is because the brain may seriously swell with such an injury. And unlike other parts of the body, there is little to no room for such expansion inside the closed skull. Therefore, the swelling of a traumatic brain injury may apply pressure to the brain stem and subsequently create damage.

With that being said, it is important to note that a person may still incur a brain stem injury even if the brain stem was not initially injured or impacted at the time of the accident. It is also worth mentioning that if this injury is severe enough, it may seriously block blood and oxygen from reaching the brain. Ultimately, this may result in what is known as a brain stem death.

What may have caused my brain stem injury?

It is sad but true that many types of personal injury accidents may lead to victims’ brain stem injuries.

For example, you may aggressively hit your head against the steering wheel, airbag, headrest, window, or windshield upon the impact of a rear-end car collision. This blow to the skull may create damage to your brain stem and other areas.

As another example, you may be a passerby at a construction site that has failed to set up adequate scaffolding. In turn, a falling object may strike you in the head. Or, you may be a worker at a construction site with an employer that has failed to administer adequate headgear. In turn, a piece of equipment or construction material may smack against your head.

But no matter what type of accident you underwent to have incurred your brain stem injury, the bottom line may be that it was due to no fault of your own. In this case, you must fight the negligent party in a personal injury lawsuit. To allow justice to be served, it is in your best interest to retain the legal assistance of a skilled Ontario personal injury lawyer. Contact Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.

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