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A concussion is a type of brain injury, it is not just a simple “bump to the head”. A concussion can occur as a result of a blow to the head, or when the head or upper body are violently shaken. A concussion does not always result in a loss of consciousness, and most concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness.
A concussion is considered to be a type of brain injury- it is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury. The effects of a concussion can be temporary, but some people may develop what is known as post-concussion syndrome and have difficulties long after the concussion occurred.
According to the Mayo Clinic, post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder. It involves a combination of post-concussion symptoms for example headaches and dizziness that can last for weeks and months. The risk of post-concussion syndrome does not appear to be associated with the severity of the injury.
Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome include headaches, noise and light sensitivity, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, difficulties with memory and concentration.
Most people develop post-concussion syndrome within the first 7-10 days of the injury and can dissipate within 3 months, but they can persist for a year or more.
It is recommended to see a doctor if you suspect you have sustained a head injury, especially if you experience confusion or amnesia. Risk factors for developing post-concussion syndrome include age, sex and trauma. Increased age puts a person at higher risk for developing post-concussion syndrome. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, but according to the Mayo Clinic, this may be because women may readily report symptoms and seek medical care. Concussions are associated with trauma such as car accidents, slip and falls, sport injuries and assaults.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident or slip and fall accidents, contact the law firm of Aaron Waxman and Associates. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and can inform you of your legal rights.
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