Concussions are a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury
or (m-TBI). Usually concussions result from bumps or blows to the head, but can also result from sudden jolts to the skull. Concussion injuries can be caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, as well as slip and fall accidents, workplace incidents, falls from ladders, sports injuries and construction site accidents.
Though concussions are diagnosed as only a Mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury
more serious complications may arise in the future. Often concussion injuries can lead to Post Concussion Syndrome
which includes persistent sign and symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury or more severe forms of brain injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or are experiencing post concussion syndrome due to an automobile accident or slip and fall contact our Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers. We will provide you with expert legal representation and determines whether you have a viable claim against those who caused your injuries.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is the result of rapid deceleration of the brain inside the skull. As a result of the high impact of the brain with the skull mechanical and metabolic changes within the brain develop. Mechanical changes to the Brain are referred to by medical doctors as a diffuse axonal injury. Diffuse axonal injury is a critical factor leading to severe symptoms of brain trauma.
Common acute signs and symptoms of post concussion syndrome are as follows:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Poor coordination: Issues with balance and dizziness
- Trouble falling asleep or sleeping more that usual
- Nervousness and irritability
- General Confusion and glassy eyed
- Slurred speech
- Personality Changes
- Slow to answer questions
If you are experiencing prolonged symptoms after a concussion you may be suffering from a Traumatic Brain injury called Post Concussion Syndrome. Contact our offices today for a free evaluation of your claim.
Concussion injuries to Children:
It is often more difficult to diagnose post concussion syndrome in children because they cannot communicate their symptoms as effectively as adult victims. Children can suffer concussions from auto accidents; play ground accidents, falls from trees and high places, falls from cribs, and balls hitting their head during sports activities.
Some of the sings of child Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries are as follows:
- Crying more than what is the normal rate
- Mood Changes: overly sad or angry
- Persistent headaches
- Poor attention in school
- Lack of interests in their usual activities
- Easily irritable and upset
Treatment for Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
Rest is known to be the best method for reducing the symptoms of a concussion. Others might include light exercise and therapy. However there is little to no treatment that has been affective towards reducing the symptoms of post concussion syndrome.
Some treatment that may work for PCS are as follows:
- Pain relievers
- Physical or behavioral therapy
- Reduction of daily stress inducing activities and work load
Brain Injury Lawyers can help:
At Downtown LA Law Group our Traumatic Brain Injury lawyers are skilled and knowledgeable in defending the rights of those who have suffered a Concussion and are continuing to suffer Post Concussion Syndrome.
We will hold liable those who caused your accident and take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery
Remember to Act Quickly
: It is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with a California Brain Injury Attorney
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