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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.
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.
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.