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Post-Concussion Syndrome Can Cause Suffering Long After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Houston Catastrophic Injury LawyerConcussions are considered one of the mildest forms of traumatic brain injury. However, concussions can cause debilitating symptoms. In typical cases, concussion symptoms fade after a few days or a few weeks. However, those with post-concussion syndrome can be left with splitting headaches, nausea, insomnia, and even behavioral changes for several months or longer.

Trauma to the Brain Can Cause Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Harm

Concussions and brain trauma can occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull. Car accidents are one of the top causes of concussions. Even something as simple as tripping over an electrical cord and falling can cause a serious concussion. Many concussion victims lose consciousness for a few moments after the crash. They may also suffer from lingering headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and even seizures. Unfortunately, these physical symptoms are not the only consequences of a concussion. Many sufferers also experience psychological and cognitive problems, including dramatic mood swings, depression, irritability, memory loss, and difficulty communicating with others.

Typically, concussion symptoms fade after a few weeks. However, some people develop post-concussion syndrome. These unfortunate individuals suffer from physical and mental concussion symptoms for up to a year. The symptoms are often severe enough to prevent the person from working, engaging in hobbies, caring for their families, and completing household tasks.

Seeking Financial Compensation After an Accident Causes Post-Concussion Syndrome

Most people who experience post-concussion syndrome require extensive medical intervention. MRIs, CT scans, and other diagnostic tests can help doctors evaluate the damage to the brain. Mental health treatment such as psychotherapy may help the victim deal with the psychological symptoms caused by the concussion. This treatment is expensive. When added to the victim’s lost income and other financial losses, the victim may feel overwhelmed by financial burdens.

Concussion sufferers may be entitled to financial compensation if their injury was caused by another party’s carelessness or wrongful actions. For example, a customer who fell in a store because of an employee’s carelessness may be able to seek financial relief through a premises liability claim. Car accident victims may seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Dealing with legal matters while simultaneously recovering from a brain injury is no easy task. A personal injury lawyer experienced in brain injury cases can be the legal advocate and guide you need.

Contact a Houston Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car crash, slip and fall accident, or other incident, contact Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec for help. Our skilled Harris County personal injury attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options and then take the legal action necessary to seek compensation on your behalf. Call 281-643-2000 for a free, confidential case assessment.



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