New York Basal Skull Fracture
A Motor vehicle accident i.e. (car accident and truck accident) , sports-related injuries, falls; including those from a construction accident and violent assaults are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. According to our experienced New York Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, traumatic brain damage results from a severe injury to the brain caused by acceleration of the head, penetration wounds or a harsh blow to the head. This form of injury is severe and can cause life-changing impairment and disability, in addition to severe mental anguish. If you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, contact one of our New York Brain Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options.
Skull fractures are a fairly common injury. A traumatic brain injury can cause a head injury referred to as a basal skull fracture (or a basilar skull fracture). This skull injury is a fracture or break in the bones of the floor of skull. This includes fractures around the ears, nasal cavity, eyes, or close to the spine.
One symptom demonstrating that an individual may have a basal skull fracture is a Battle’s sign or a bruise that developed behind the ear. Other symptoms include cerebrospinal fluid leaking, blood behind the eardrum, nerve damage that may cause weakness in the face, and possible loss of vision, smell or hearing, or changes in vision such as double vision.
According to our New York Basal Fracture Injury Lawyers, treatment for a basal skull fracture will depend on the severity of the injury. Although treatment may differ, our research has shown that all individuals who are suffering from a fracture at the base of their skull should be admitted into the hospital. If you suffered from this form of fracture and you were not admitted into the hospital, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your health care providers. Contact our New York Brain Injury Lawyer to discuss your legal options. If this brain injury goes untreated it could possible lead to permanent irreversible brain damage or even a wrongful death.
After admittance to the hospital, those suffering from traumatic brain injuries including a basal skull fracture, may be ordered to bed rest and head elevation. Many basal skull fractures or basilar skull fractures do not need further treatment, as these types of fractures tend to heal by themselves. However, persistent leakage of cerebrospinal fluid may cause the need for a surgery to drain the fluid. Other individuals will need to undergo treatment that includes a craniotomy which is a surgery that removes part of the skull to allow the physician access to the brain.
In any traumatic brain injury case, you may desire the help of a New York Brain Injury Lawyer to help you figure out if someone is responsible for your injury. For example, our experience demonstrates that cases involving a fall, specifically a slip and fall, are often the result of the property owner’s negligence in maintaining their property.
Contact our New York Brain Injury Attorney team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Whether your head injury involves brain damage or is a epidural hematoma, brain swell, blowout fracture, occipital fracture, concussion, cerebral edema, brain contusion subdural hematoma or eye orbital fracture You may contact us online or stop by one of our many convenient office locations in New York, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, Westchester County, or in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island.