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What Are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The term “traumatic brain injury” refers to damage to the brain resulting from external mechanical forces, like violent blows or jolts to the head. These types of head trauma and brain injuries could give rise to a personal injury claim:

  • Concussions – A concussion is the most common type of TBI. It happens when a force or blow to the head or body causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull, damaging brain cells and sometimes resulting in loss of consciousness.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injuries – A diffuse axonal injury is a severe TBI that happens when the head is strongly shaken or twisted, causing the brain to rotate within the skull. This can damage nerve fibers (axons) that connect the brain’s hemispheres, possibly causing permanent brain damage.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injuries – This type of head injury occurs when the force of impact is so great that it causes injuries on both sides of the brain. First, there’s one at the point of impact (coup injury), then another on the opposite side of the brain where it strikes the skull wall (contrecoup injury).
  • Penetrating Injuries – This type of TBI occurs when an object penetrates the skull and exposes or damages the brain’s soft tissue. The resulting injury is often severe and life-threatening.
  • Anoxic Brain Injuries – This injury isn’t caused by a blow to the head but by a total lack of oxygen to the brain. It can occur due to medical malpractice, near-drowning incidents, or exposure to hazardous chemicals, often leading to severe cognitive impairments.
  • Hypoxic Brain Injuries – A hypoxic brain injury occurs when the brain receives some, but not enough, oxygen. While this situation is less immediately severe than an anoxic brain injury, the reduced oxygen supply can still cause significant damage to brain cells over time.