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A concussion is a broad term encompassing mild traumatic brain injury, oftentimes involving loss of consciousness. There are over a million cases of concussions every year in America. Symptoms of concussions may include any of the following:
Post-concussion syndrome, known as PCS, occurs in approximately 50% of people who have suffered a personal injury resulting in a concussion. PCS symptoms can linger for weeks, months or even years after the head injury. Some of the most common post concussion symptoms are headaches, sensitivity to light and noise, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, inability to sleep, and blurred vision. In addition, many who suffer from PCS complain of depressed mood, irritability, and anxiety, as well as problems with memory, concentration, and thinking.
PCS is usually treated by rest, reduction in stress, and treatment of particular symptoms. For example, if a patient is suffering migraines, pain medications will be prescribed. In serious cases, a neurologist or psychiatrist will be consulted for care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury resulting in a concussion as a result of someone’s negligence, contact a brain injury lawyer at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to learn about your legal rights. Brain injuries can have devastating effects, and it is important to have the proper medical team evaluate your condition. The law limits the amount of time for which you are eligible for a financial recovery, therefore it is critical that you contact as soon as you can.