Brain injuries are unlike any other injury the body can suffer. During a brain injury, the brain can collide with the inside of the skull, resulting in life-threatening consequences. A brain injury, unlike broken bones or bed sores, can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Seniors living in nursing homes are much more likely to suffer brain injuries because they fall easier. Falls are the leading cause of brain injury in many homes, and many falls can be prevented.
With other injuries, the severity of the injury and what must be done to correct it may be pretty obvious. With a brain injury, just a slight trauma to the head can result in a very serious result, including:
- Blood Clots in the Brain
- Internal Bleeding
- Swelling of the Brain
No family should have to deal with a loved one who has suffered a brain injury, especially if that family member is a nursing home resident. Nursing homes are designed to prevent injuries and promote healthy living. If your loved one suffers a brain injury at a nursing home, it could be the result of nursing home negligence or even nursing home abuse.
If you think that your loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, please contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Cullan & Cullan today to schedule an initial consultation by calling (602) 786-8860.