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need expert advice. what injuries result from being pistol whipped in the head?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Many: First, a brain injury, which can potentially be fatal or disabling. A skull fracture is another, which may be depressed, requiring surgery. Facial fractures, facial nerve injury, deafness and potentially cervical spine as well. It's not like in the movies. At a minimum, concussion, which may be mild to severe.

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