Epidural or extradural hematoma is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in which a buildup of blood occurs between the dura mater (the tough outer membrane of the central nervous system) and the skull. The dura mater also covers the spine, so epidural bleeds may also occur in the spinal column. Often due to trauma, the condition is potentially deadly because the buildup of blood may increase pressure in the intracranial space, compress delicate brain tissue, and cause brain shift. The condition is present in one to three percent of head injuries. Between 15 and 20% of epidural hematomas are fatal.
If you or a loved one has been affected by the implications of having an epidural hematoma, please call the New York Head Injury Lawyers at Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation. We represent head injury cases in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Yonkers, Westchester County, and Upstate NY, and receive no fees from you unless we are successful in winning your case.