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Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

A non-traumatic brain injury may sound less serious than a traumatic brain injury, but it can cause just as much damage. “Non-traumatic” simply means that the injury was caused by an infection or illness instead of a blow to the head.

Some of the specific causes of non-traumatic brain injury include:

  • Meningitis or encephalitis, which can enter the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Hypoxic injuries, which cause brain cells to die from lack of oxygen
  • Kidney or liver dysfunction
  • Vascular problems

Unlike the majority of traumatic brain injuries, which involve localized damage, most non-traumatic brain injuries (apart from local infections and tumors) are diffuse, causing damage that is spread throughout the entire brain. MRI scans can detect a diffuse brain injury, but these scans are not always used by doctors because of their increased cost.

If you have suffered a non-traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, please contact our experienced Wisconsin brain injury lawyers today for a free initial consultation. It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.

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