The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and glucose
in order to
energy for maintenance of brain function. Also, energy
is required for cellular repair and defence against
damaging molecules such as oxygen radicals. If the blood
flow to the brain is severely hampered by for example a
blood clot (stroke), or due to cardiac arrest, energy
production by brain cells rapidly stops and processes
which can damage the brain are activated.
Recently it has been discovered that brain damage
develops more slowly than was previously thought.
Scientists now believe it can take weeks to develop,
rather than just hours or days after an accident.
Researchers found that when brain cells commit suicide
in response to damage, the process goes on for weeks.
One person in the UK suffers a traumatic brain injury
every minute, according to the Brain Injury Association.
estimates brain damage claims more than 20,000 English
says about 200,000 of the British are hospitalised every
year as a result of brain injury from accidents such as
car crashes and falls.
you have ever suffered an injury in a car accident
resulting in Brain Damage you are entitled to a
substantial amount of compensation.