Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

MildTraumatic Brain Injury also commonly known as a Concussion are not always so mild.  Concussions can have serious effects on a person’s long term health.

Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion

People may lose consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of a concussion include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.  

Often the causes of the mild traumatic brain injury are due to a trauma, bump or blow to the head.  Concussions are not too uncommon in a personal injury context.

What to do for a Concussion

Those people who possibly have a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury should immediately seek medical attention including a referral to a neurologist, neuropsychologist, neurosurgeon.  These professionals will be able to refer you the proper diagnostic testing and discuss the results with you.  

How To Prevent

These injuries can be prevented by taking safety precautions such as wearing a helmet and ensuring your living spaces are safe.  Because some groups of people, like elderly or young children, are more susceptible to concussions and head injuries, it is important to take the extra steps necessary to prevent these injuries.  There are valuable resources for people especially in light of the discussion involving concussions and sports

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion and Personal Injury

However, there are many instances when concussions result through no fault of your own.  Mild traumatic brain injury may result from negligence in the personal injury context.  Personal injury concussions are scary, and the injured people often need the help of a personal injury lawyer to assist in finding the appropriate referrals or money to pay for the treatment they may need in the future for their personal injury and associated rehabilitation.

However severe you think your injury is, be sure to seek treatment immediately.  We have the resources here to help.

08/07/2014
By Logan Quirk