When there’s bleeding around the brain, it may have been caused by a subdural hematoma. The blood pools in the space between the brain and the skull, it puts pressure on the brain and can lead to very serious complications. A few of them include trouble breathing, paralysis or even death.
As you can see, this is a very dangerous condition. But there’s one factor that makes it even more problematic than it would be otherwise. The symptoms may inadvertently cause someone to skip the treatment that they need, which often has catastrophic results.
The onset of fatigue
One problem is that a potential symptom is simply fatigue. The person may feel confused after striking their head, they may feel tired, and this may lead them to believe that they really just need to go to bed. They think they’ll feel better after taking a nap or sleeping through the night.
Unfortunately, this is exactly the wrong thing to do with this type of head injury. Many people don’t realize that they have a subdural hematoma since all of the bleeding is contained, so they can’t see any outside evidence. They go to sleep, hoping to feel better in the morning, but that just allows the pressure from the blood to grow massively. If someone goes to sleep in a situation like this, they may never wake up again.
Dealing with the expenses
Even if you do get the medical care that you need, you could have massive medical expenses after the fact. If someone else was responsible for your injury, be sure you know about your legal options. You have a right to compensation for your injuries and losses.