One type of traumatic brain injury people in Nevada should be aware of is a diffuse axonal injury. This type of injury occurs when the brain quickly shifts inside of the skull as the injury is incurred. The axons, which are the linking fibers in the brain, are cropped as the brain quickly accelerates and decelerates against the hard skull.
Often when a DAI occurs, many parts of the brain will be injured; as a result, individuals who sustain a DAI are generally left comatose. Even with the use of MRI or CT scans, the minuscule changes that occur in the brain can be difficult to detect.
People who incur a DAI will most likely lose consciousness for at least six hours. In mild cases of DAI, the sufferer may be conscious while exhibiting other symptoms of brain damage. Depending on the part of the brain that has been damaged, the symptoms may include drowsiness, nausea, headaches, difficulty with getting to sleep, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue or sleeping for longer than what is usual.
Accident victims may sustain a DAI in a number of ways. A DAI can be incurred in a motor vehicle accident, during a fall, in a sports accident, during a violent attack or from child abuse.
The first thing needed in the treatment of a DAI is the reduction of the swelling inside of the brain, as the swelling can cause even more damage. In some cases, the swelling may be reduced with the administering of steroids.
A personal injury attorney may work to obtain legal remedy for clients who sustained a brain injury, such as a DAI, due to the negligent behavior of others. The attorney might file lawsuits against the parties responsible for car and truck accidents and any other event or action that resulted in a DAI.