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Diffuse axonal brain injury (DAI) is an injury to axons, a part of the nerve cells in the brain. As a result of the injury, brain cells may die, causing brain swelling, and increasing pressure within the skull. An increase in pressure may result in a decrease of blood supply to the brain.

This type of closed head injury can cause coma. Diffuse axonal injury typically causes loss of consciousness that lasts for more than 6 hours. Functions like movement, speech, and even those that support life are compromised.

This can be much more dangerous than an open head injury because of the tearing of the brain tissue and the potential for swelling. It occurs in about half of all cases of severe head trauma. It is called diffuse because this type of injury is widespread, affecting a larger area.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Brain Trauma attorney reviewing head and neck injury cases for plaintiffs nationwide.

Causes of Diffuse Axonal Injuries

DAI brain injury is caused by the movement of the brain within the skull.
This type of severe traumatic brain injury is most commonly sustained through motor vehicle accidents, following blows to an unsupported head.
Other causes can include:

 Auto Accidents
• Falls
• Sports related accidents
• Shaken Baby syndrome
• A bomb blast or Military injury

Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury Symptoms

If an individual is unconscious for more than 6 hours, they could have experienced a diffuse axonal injury. Some may appear conscious and will have symptoms associated with the injury depending on which areas of the brain have been affected.

DAI can occur in every degree of severity from mild or moderate to very severe. Concussion may be a milder type of diffuse axonal injury.
Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is usually done to detect diffuse axonal injury.

The outcome is frequently coma, with over 90 percent of patients with severe DAI never regaining consciousness. Those who do recover often suffer from lasting impairments of memory and cognition.

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A lawsuit with severe and debilitating damages. In these cases, liability must be proven first. In many cases, the root cause of the injury is unknown and requires expert investigation.

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Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

 Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Catastrophic Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence cases.  The cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world 

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It’s a fear of the future and uncertainty that has driven them to come to a lawyer and to ask, ‘What available legal rights are there?’ in order to add some security for their future. The Lyon Firm takes the lead and guides clients through the process of filing catastrophic injury lawsuits.

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