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.