Intracranial Hemorrhage

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Intracranial Hemorrhage

Intracranial hemorrhage refers to bleeding within the skull.  Intracranial bleeding occurs when a blood vessel within the skull is ruptured or leaks as a result of brain trauma.  It can also occur in stroke victims and people with aneurysm.

It is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.  A build-up of blood within the skull can change the level of intracranial pressure, resulting in brain damage.


Types Of Intracranial Hemorrhage

A hemorrhage is considered a focal brain injury, meaning that it occurs in a specific spot in the brain, not generally across the entire brain.  There are two main classifications of intracranial hemorrhage.  The first is intra-axial or cerebral hemorrhage, is bleeding within the brain itself.  This is very serious and difficult to treat.  The second type is extra-axial hemorrhage, which is bleeding that occurs within the skull but outside of the brain tissue.


Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury resulting in a intracranial hemorrhage due to someone’s negligence, contact a brain injury attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to learn about your legal rights.  The sooner you call, the more we can do to help.