When someone has a head injury, medics will usually check several responses and signs to determine their condition. One of these is blood pressure. You may not immediately realise how a head injury and blood pressure are connected, but one can influence the other in some instances.
In cases where a person is suspected to have suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury), the blood pressure within the brain could be different to that of the body in general. Hence why cases where a blood clot or bleeding within the brain are suspected focus on this element to determine whether such a condition exists.
How much should you know about head injury and blood pressure?
As a layperson, there is no need to know much about this element of the condition. However, you should know the signs of a traumatic brain injury, as this will require medical treatment. If a person is knocked unconscious, they should always be taken to hospital to be checked out. A loss of consciousness only occurs when someone experiences a serious blow to the head, and this in turn can lead to bleeding in or on the brain.
While such an injury is worrying, the sooner treatment is sought the better the chances are of the person recovering. Surgery is not always required, although in some cases it can be used to relieve pressure building up inside the skull. Hence why people in this condition often have very bad headaches.
Can you claim if you received a head injury because of something someone else did?
Every day, car accidents are caused by people who aren’t paying attention on the roads, or are driving negligently and without due care and attention. Someone who is hurt by such a driver could make a claim if they were injured during an accident. Similarly, work-based accidents that could have been prevented may also lead to claims being made.
To see whether you could make a claim for a head injury and blood pressure readings that indicated bleeding on the brain or something similar, Accident Advice Helpline is the place to come to. Call us on 0800 689 0500 if you’re using a landline, or use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993 today. One of our lawyers may be ready to handle your claim if you have good evidence that negligence was to blame.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead