Classification of Traumatic Deaths. Mechanical Thermal Chemical Electrical. A sudden death occurs without any forewarning; it is unanticipated.
Divided into two categories:
moving vehicle) can produce stretching of axons in cerebral white matter.
Violent Shaking Rotational injury
Characteristically, blunt impact of the head will produce a hematoma, referred to as a “goose egg”
Ms. Keen had a extracranial hematoma. A blood tumor outside the skull. Between the dura mater and the inner table of the skull.
An injury to this part of the brain can lead to reading and object-recognition problems, inability to focus visual attention or to attend to more than one object at a time, dizziness, trouble with math, forgetfulness, loss of awareness of one’s own body parts, concentration difficulty, word recognition and even an inability to tell left from right.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death.