Post-concussion syndrome has gotten much attention lately as it pertains to sports. But these traumatic brain injuries can be sustained during any accident where the head has been struck or violently shaken. Although a concussion is typically considered a mild form of traumatic brain injury, in the case of post-concussion syndrome, there have been dramatic scientific developments.
A Complex Disorder
According to the Mayo Clinic, post-concussion syndrome “is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — can last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion.” Although symptoms occur within the first seven to ten days and typically go away within three months, they can persist for a year or longer, sometimes having lifelong effects on the sufferer. Approximately 10 percent of people sustaining a concussion suffer from post-concussion syndrome.
Treatments for Symptoms
Although there are no specific treatments for post-concussion syndrome, doctors focus on addressing the symptoms. In getting medical treatment, it is important to get a multifaceted approach to your injury. With a brain trauma, not only are you dealing with a physical impairment, but also possibly a mental and emotional one. Different doctors will treat different aspects of the injury. In many cases, occupational, physical, and even speech therapists may be required to get a full spectrum of healing and recovery.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
If you have sustained a concussion due to an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Like any other personal injury, you can claim damages for a concussion injury. This requires that your team of doctors has determined that your concussion is directly related to your accident. In many cases, the skill of a neuropsychologist is also helpful to evaluate the concentration, orientation, and memory issues that plague the sufferer. When it comes to a disability claim, the testimony of these types of specialists is often integral to the claim.
Personal injury claims for post-concussion syndrome can be complicated. Your claim will require a substantive diagnosis by qualified medical professionals. In some cases, the range of symptoms for concussions and other traumatic brain disorders are vague and difficult to diagnose. But recovery can be costly and time-consuming. You may even have difficulty returning to work. That is why seeking financial compensation is so important after sustaining this type of injury.
Call a Legal Professional
If you have suffered a concussion or any other traumatic brain disorder, you need the assistance of a Collingwood injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve. At BLFON Personal Injury Lawyer, we have many years of experience representing victims of post-concussion syndrome and other brain disorders. We work with a network of medical professionals who understand brain injuries and can offer attention and medical testimony on your behalf. You don’t have to face this alone. Call us today for a free consultation.