Brain injury victims can seem OK, symptoms delayed

If someone hits their head really hard like this they sometimes feel OK. It is always best to get them to a hospital before symptoms worsen. Nausea, vomiting, headache are all bad signs. My friend Willie Hart died like this: fell from a bar stool, got up seemed ok, went home and died in his sleep. Head injuries are the WORST injuries.
clipped from news.yahoo.com

Brain injury victims can seem OK, symptoms delayed

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By The Associated Press The Associated Press

At first, Natasha Richardson said she felt fine after she took a spill on a Canadian ski slope. But that’s not unusual for people who suffer traumatic head injuries like the one that killed the actress.



  • Graphic shows how an epidural hematoma forms between the brain and the

    Photo:Graphic shows how an epidural hematoma forms between the brain and the
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  • Doctors say sometimes patients with brain injuries have what’s called a “lucid interval” where they act fine for an hour or more as the brain slowly, silently swells or bleeds. Later, back at her hotel, Richardson fell ill, complained of a headache, and was taken to a hospital. She died Wednesday in New York.

    An autopsy Thursday showed that the 45-year-old actress hit her head, which caused bleeding between the skull and the brain’s covering, resulting in what’s called an epidural hematoma. It’s a type of injury often caused by a skull fracture.

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