Basal Skull Fracture

A fracture to the base of the skull which is not usually confirmed without the use of an x-ray or CT scan. Basal skull fractures are commonly diagnosed by clinic findings. Some symptoms include: racoon (black) eyes, loss of sensation to forehead, loss of sensation to lower face, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), deafness, and bleeding from nose and/or ears.

Potential Settlement Value

In 2003, the Court in White v Aransibia, [2003] OJ No 2580 awarded the injured person $100,000 for injuries that included a basal skull fracture.

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suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
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