What are the possible complications after a brain hemorrhage?

If you are the victim of a head or brain injury, you may find yourself diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage. Brain bleeding is a form of stroke that occurs when an artery bursts in the brain. This type of injury is extremely serious and can be life threatening. There are many potential complications that can result. It is crucial for victims to seek immediate treatment from a qualified medical professional.

Potential Complications After a Brain Hemorrhage

When a brain hemorrhage occurs, the extent of possible complications depends largely on the overall size of the hemorrhage and the amount of swelling that takes place. For some victims, there may be no long-term effects resulting from the injury. Unfortunately, however, other victims may suffer more severe complications. These potential complications include the following:

  • Stroke
  • Loss of brain function
  • Side effects from medication
  • Side effects from treatments
  • Death

While these potential complications are frightening, there are ways you can minimize your risk. To help prevent a brain hemorrhage, consider doing the following:

  • Control your blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medication. Studies have shown that 80% of brain hemorrhage victims have a history of high blood pressure.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not use drugs, especially cocaine.
  • Always wear your seatbelt while driving.
  • Always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or bicycle.
  • Consider corrective surgery if you suffer from certain abnormalities that may make a brain hemorrhage more likely.
  • Follow up regularly with your doctor if you take certain medications such as Coumadin.

If you suffered a brain hemorrhage after an accident or trauma, you may be entitled to compensation. We can help. We encourage you to check out our client testimonials page today for more information.

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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